Wirksworth: Cinema hosts production of Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi

Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi at The Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth
Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi at The Northern Light Cinema, Wirksworth

Artistic director Emily Dobbs is looking forward to bringing a theatrical production to the county where she grew up.

Emily, who lived mainly in Matlock until she was 18, is the founder of Jagged Fence Productions which is staging Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi in Wirksworth this week.

She said: “My mum now lives in Wirksworth. I have strong ties to Derbyshire hence why I feel so passionate about bringing the theatre we produce to the region.”

A regular contributor to the Wirksworth Festival, Jagged Fence Productions will stage their latest work in The Northern Light Cinema in the town from December 9-13.

Emily said: “Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi is about four friends living together. The girls are preparing for Christmas in the flat....the play highlights the delirious joy as well as the nostalgia the season brings - the merriment and fun of now, mixed with memories of those loved and lost.

“The play is set in a living room so the intimate space, domestic decor and soft furnishings make it the perfect setting, we want the audience to feel immersed in the world of the play and we will use the cinema’s retro features to recreate the 70s atmosphere.

“The original production in 1976 starred Brigit Forsyth (The Likely Lads) and Diane Fletcher and became a cult classic selling out a three-month run and receiving acclaimed reviews.”

Performances are at 7.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with matinee performances at 3.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Tickets cost £12 but Derbyshire Times readers can buy tickets for £8. Call 01629 337513 and quote the code: DerbyshireReader.