Play is entertaining look at village life

Entertaining Angels - William St. Clair and John Walters - Pamela Raith Photography
Entertaining Angels - William St. Clair and John Walters - Pamela Raith Photography

A newly written play about village life is coming to Tideswell on Saturday, May 11.

Performed by New Perspectives, the East Midlands-based touring theatre company, the play is a humorous and touching look at contemporary village life.

In Entertaining Angels, Reverend Stephen Parr is the new vicar in a small rural parish. Facing a dwindling congregation, an uncompromising church warden and a lonely widower, pleasing everyone, including his wife Mel, is proving rather difficult. Enter Kevin, an enigmatic stranger who turns up on the church’s doorstep, seeking a place to shelter.

Who is this mysterious man? Where has he come from? And where is he going? Kevin’s sudden arrival leaves a lasting impact on the entire community and rocks the delicate foundations of Stephen’s faith.

Written by Brendan Murray, Entertaining Angels also examines the role of the Church in rural communities today. The play has grown out of research in villages and will be be a powerful and thought-provoking evening of entertaining theatre.

The performance starts at 7.30pm at BPS Hall, St Johns Road, Tideswell. The play is suitable for adults, or families including older children.

Tickets are £9.50 and £7.50 (concessions) from Tideswell Post Office and Litton Shop. Bookings can be made on theatre@tideswell.net and 01298 871063.

n A fundraising ceilidh is to be held in Milford on Saturday, May 11, as part of the village’s May Day celebrations.

It takes place at Nealies on Derby Road, Milford, from 7.30pm-11pm and features a live band.

Proceeds will go to the Milford-based dancing group Maid Of The Mill while the raffle is in aid of Aquabox.

Tickets are £8 for adults, £4 for under 16s, while under fives get in free.

They are available via email at ka.gardens@gmail.com or by calling 0777 6218727.