Church’s new play to raise funds for good cause

Rita Borondy, Caroline Dellow, Tom Fox, Keith Gibson, David Hopkinson, Eleanor Robinson, Ben Rose, Philip Slater and Hazel Whitehead in Hero
Rita Borondy, Caroline Dellow, Tom Fox, Keith Gibson, David Hopkinson, Eleanor Robinson, Ben Rose, Philip Slater and Hazel Whitehead in Hero

A group for adults with learning difficulties will benefit from a new play being staged in Alfreton.

Proceeds from the comedy “Hero” will go to the Penguin Club.

The play is being presented at Alfreton Wesley Church in Ellesmere Avenue on July 24 and 25 at 7pm.

Producer David Hopkinson said admission would be free and collections would be taken for the Belper-based club’s funds.

He said: “We have had close links with the Penguin Club for some time and members visit our church each Christmas to present their festive show. We felt that it would be a good gesture to help support their funds.”

“Hero” is set in the 1960s as plans are being made to honour the bravery of a World War I veteran. But the ex-Army man’s family discover that some secrets are best left undisturbed.

David said: “It is a fitting play to stage this year, as this is the centenary of the outbreak of the 1st World War.”

For more information, call David on 01773 833627