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By Tim Luscombe

directed by Sue Duncan

 at Lancing Parish Hall - 27 to 29 April 2017



Virginia has been the bedrock of the Pogchurch Valley Amateur Dramatic Society for more years than anyone can remember. Organising and directing the group's plays has both consumed her and satisfied her 'control freak' nature. Husband, Bernie, has accepted the situation, and usually happily runs around as her factotum, but, a few months ago, his battle with cancer forced Virginia to hand over the levers of command for the next play. There being no obvious second-in-command, the society persuaded Liz, a local out-of-work professional director, to take the helm. Bernie has made a recovery and is now fit enough to allow Virginia to accept a role in the play, but only as an actor.

Liz has a different approach to directing from Virginia, involving punctuality at rehearsals, vocal and physical warm-ups, ambitious sets...

"Alternately laugh-out-loud-funny and tender, this is a Stepping Out for the twenty first century."


Liz - Karen Franklin
Bernie - Colin Bolton
Virginia - Carolyn Cumber
Rob - George Lake
Holly - Meg Lake
Kate - Suzanne Millar
Dawn - Kellie Aylward
Flicka - Carol Clark
Alistair - Jamie Crow


Amateur Rites - April 2017