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The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has organised a dinner party for not only the family, but neighbour Duff & his wife Bridget who also invites her ‘Society Chiropodist’, the smooth-talking Hugh Bedales.
Described as “comedy with teeth”, Michael Palin has given much to laugh at but it’s also a play with an element of black humour as well as surprising revelations of emotion. It provides straight comedic entertainment but also has a poignancy that gives the script some depth.
Pre-theatre dinner tickets to be purchased alongside the standard theatre ticket from the Tourist Information Centre.
By Roald Dahl
Adapted by David Wood
FROM THURSDAY 11TH – SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017
SATURDAY MATINEE 13TH MAY 2017
EVENING PERFORMANCES 7.30PM – SATURDAY MATINEE 2.30PM
This is a faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story in which Boy and his Grandmother defeat the Grand High Witch and her followers, who are holding a Conference in an English seaside hotel. During the struggle, Boy gets turned into a mouse.
The Witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks – they look very much like ordinary women, which helps their deception. Humour is provided by the vulgar Jenkins family, whose son, Bruno, also becomes a mouse.
TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CALLING 01260 277502 OR
CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE – 01260 271095
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It’s the final days of Britain’s colonial involvement in India and Lord Mountbatten is about to step down as Viceroy. But is the country ready to govern itself?
It’s 1947 and colonial Britain is coming to an end – particularly in India – where the last Viceroy is about to step down…
Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson) are to hand the ruling of India back to its people, but is the country ready to rule itself once again?
Traditionally living upstairs at the home of the former English rulers of India, some 500 servants worked downstairs. Inviting people of Eastern heritage around the dinner table, Edwina is determined to change the very culture of how the English and Indians bond with one another.
However, such a smooth transition doesn’t echo throughout the nation, with people of all different religions and backgrounds beginning to clash.
Will the good intentions of the Mountbattens shine through the emerging chaos and provide India with a foundation to govern itself? Or will the country tear herself apart?
Starring the familiar faces of Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson (The X Files: I Want to Believe) as Lord and Edwina Mountbatten, Viceroy’s House also features Michael Gambon (The Harry Potter series) as General Hastings Ismay.
Tickets £5 from Congleton TIC - 01260 271095
Daneside Theatre is an independent theatre with a charitable status that aims to provide a venue for the community that all ages can benefit from.
The 300-seat theatre is located just on the edge of the town centre near the leisure centre. It is the home of various amateur groups as well as being available to hire for shows. The original theatre built in the 1980s has been extended. The extension has rehearsal rooms, scenery store and provides better access and facilities for all theatre users.
These facilities enable shows of all types to be staged, from plays to musicals, films to dance shows. pantomimes to concerts. So we aim to have during our season something to all tastes.
For further details of our shows this current season see the What’s On section.
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