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Ladies’ Day star

A comedy by Amanda Whittington
Thursday 11 November 2021 - Saturday 13 November 2021
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Sarah Varnom
Producer: Peter Webster

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £12. No concessions. Add 5% online booking fee. A drink and printed programme is included. Tickets were available from our Online Box Office.
The play is suitable for teenagers or older children but not really for the very young.

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An exuberant comedy about four likely lasses from the Hull fish docks on a day trip to the races. Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides…

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This production was postponed last year due to restrictions created by the coronavirus pandemic and the repeat performance intended to go to Canada also had to be cancelled.

star Sarah Couzens was the District 12 winner for the Sybil Conway award for ‘Best Female in a Play’; for her performance as Pearl in ‘Ladies’ Day’.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Pearl - Sarah Couzens
Jan - Debbie Lock
Shelley - Helen Thrower
Linda - Verity Roberts
Joe - David Couzens
Jim / Barry - Richard Lock
Fred / Patrick - Jack Metcalf

See programme for further details.

Production No.199 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)

This amateur production presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books Ltd., www.nickhernbooks.co.uk