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Joan Watkinson, Ali Barnes and Siobhan Edge of St Ambrose Players behind bars at the Old Police Station, Leyland

Joan Watkinson, Ali Barnes and Siobhan Edge of St Ambrose Players behind bars at the Old Police Station, Leyland

‘We may be what is termed senior citizens...but we keep abreast!’

Leyland’s St Ambrose Players are gearing up for their next show, Midsummer Mink, which runs from February 20 to 23.

The classic 1965 comedy by Peter Coke sees the amiable aristocratic and elderly crooks of Breath of Spring at it again.

Brigadier Rayne deploys his charity campaigns with military expertise but little monetary success until Nan is passed a mink coat by a crook on the run

This inspires the Brigadier and his cohorts to become modern Robin Hoods, and soon they are running a meticulously organised receiving system for stolen furs, giving all their profits to charity!

Gradually, operations become more and more dangerous.

Finally, with the house full of furs, hidden in musical-instrument cases ‘borrowed’ from the Albert Hall, and a police inspector making enquiries, they decide to retire – temporarily.

St Ambrose member Sarah White said: “This play is classic British comedy at it’s best – full of laugh-out loud humour with slap-stick,
farce and wonderful one liners; it will entertain audiences of all ages and prove once and for all, never underestimate the elderly!”

Tickets are available from Sheila Kenny on 07432 432586 priced at £6.50 and £5.50 concessions (Wednesday and Saturday only).

Grandad Jim’s Sweet Shop will be providing a sweet stall during the week of the play.

 

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