BAKEWELL/MATLOCK: G&S Society draft in the Home Guard for Patience

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Those masters of reinvention are preparing to unveil their new take on a classic musical creation.

Matlock Gilbert and Sullivan Society has already worked its magic on The Mikado, which it set in a nightclub, Iolanthe in which the traditional fairies became militant members of the WI and The Gondoliers where the punting boatmen were promoted to cruise ship officers.

Nic Wilson as  Colonel Calverley with the Home Guard platoon in Matlock G & S Society's production of Patience

Nic Wilson as Colonel Calverley with the Home Guard platoon in Matlock G & S Society's production of Patience

Ten years after their production of Patience was set in the world of interior designers, the company have now pitched it against the Second World War, complete with Home Guard.

This week’s production at the Medway Centre, which runs from June 20 to 22, is dedicated to the memory of founder member Christine Gilman, who played Patience first time around and who lost her life in a car crash earlier this year.

Performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10; to book, call Carole Pilkington on 01246 207893 or the venue on 01629 813638.

To read more about this production, see this week’s Derbyshire Times out on Thursday, June 13, 2013.