A big fat gypsy wedding is coming to Leyland.
Inspired by the ceremonies and outfits on Channel 4’s hit TV show, a Leyland-based theatre company has decided to bring the excitement of a Romani Gypsy wedding to the town - and the audience are the lucky guests.
Christine Appleby and David Huston-Luck, from Moss Side, are putting on an explosive performance where actors play out a disastrous wedding at the Wellington Park Hotel.
The pair, who run the Say Two Theatre Company and hold classes at the hotel, have done similar ‘interactive theatrical events’ of Greek and Jewish weddings in the past, but now want to make the most of the popularity and interest surrounding the travelling community.
Christine said: “It’s similar to murder mystery evenings where the audience are part of the ‘show’, and our actors will play the parts of two Romani Gypsy families.
“The audience will dress in the types of clothes they’d wear to a wedding, and will have a meal after the ceremony, but there will be loads of surprises along the way.”
Anything that could go wrong at a wedding does in this scripted performance, and the audience may be asked to help out with some of the problems - such as filling the role of best man if he doesn’t show up.
“It’s really great fun,” Christine said. “We’ve done things like this before and people love it, so I’m really looking forward to it.
“Wellington Park wanted us to look at doing a gypsy wedding because the TV show is so popular, and the public seem to be really interested in the gypsy culture at the minute, especially the weddings.”
Karen Caddock, Sales and Marketing Manager at the Church Road venue, said: “It’s going to be a fantastic evening’s entertainment with the audience enjoying the ceremony and then a three-course meal, while the performance continues with the bride and groom at the top table.
“It’s £25 a ticket and they’re selling well.
“Also, one of the best things is, you don’t have to bring a gift!”
A Bit Of A Do takes place on March 30 at 7.30pm.
For more information, call 01772 432 881.
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