Desperado back in town

Saddle Up! - Cameron MacDonald as Freddie, Laurie Butler as Neil, Barbara Wilson as Betty, Andy Pollack as Sid, Craig Griffiths as Bert, Steve Martin as Eddie Longbottom, Ali Knaggs as Mrs. Foot, Barry Knaggs as Malcolm Mason and Steve Clamp as Wes are all set to ride out in Wirksworth for the production of "Derbyshire Desperado", thirty years after the orginal play was performed.
Saddle Up! - Cameron MacDonald as Freddie, Laurie Butler as Neil, Barbara Wilson as Betty, Andy Pollack as Sid, Craig Griffiths as Bert, Steve Martin as Eddie Longbottom, Ali Knaggs as Mrs. Foot, Barry Knaggs as Malcolm Mason and Steve Clamp as Wes are all set to ride out in Wirksworth for the production of "Derbyshire Desperado", thirty years after the orginal play was performed.
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After more than 30 years absence the Cromford Kid will be riding back into town next month.

And Wirksworth Community Theatre is inviting original cast members to get involved with the new production of The Derbyshire Desperado.

The play will take place at Anthony Gell School on April 7, 8 and 9, from 7.30pm.

It is based on “The Weston Coyney Cowboy” by playwright Shane Connaughton.

It was adapted and performed in 1978 by Anthony Gell School Drama Group and the new production, set in 1978, is directed by resident Phil Richards, who also led the original school production.

Phil said he hoped more original members would get involved.

He added: “It’s a very funny play that tells the story of a lad from Cromford who is convinced that he is a western hero. There is plenty of music and 70s memorabilia and we’d like the audience to come along in 70s fancy dress, though that’s not compulsory.”

Tickets for the show are £6 or £4 for concessions, from Barry and Elizabeth Knaggs or from Marsdens in Wirksworth.