Taking drama to the villages

Comic twins, Professor Victor and Dr Albert
Comic twins, Professor Victor and Dr Albert

Theatre in the Villages returns this month with a variety of professional performances taking place in rural areas across the district.

Now in its 17th year, the scheme plays to hundreds of Buckinghamshire residents in village halls and community venues every year. Each show is chosen and promoted by local people and profits go to good causes connected with the host village.

The programme starts today (Friday) with Fossil Lady of Lyme, written and performed by Alison Neil, showing at East and Botolph Claydon village hall at 8pm (doors open at 7.15pm).

Next month, at the same location, moustachioed comic twins Profesor Victor and Dr Albert invite residents to enjoy an hilarious evening of live music and discovery of all things British. They perform at 8pm on Thursday November 12 (doors open 7.15pm).

Two days laterAvanti and Artizani bring 6 Impossible Things to the Beachborough School Theatre in Westbury at 7.30pm on Saturday November 14.

Tickets should be booked in advance as seats in all venues are limited. Refreshments are on offer at most venues. For additional comfort, audiences may wish to take a cushion. Tickets can be purchased in the villages from the village contact listed on the website; on the door at the performance if still available; or through Theatre in the Villages coordinator Jeanette Baxter on 01296 630902.