A Year Of Girl Power
Jun 5 2010 by Chris Burgess, Hudd Sat
GIRL POWER has never been stronger in Holmfirth drama … as Beryl Dunnill, Linda Williams and Lisa Kendall and their posters prove.
They have been given the responsibility for producing and directing a year in the life of the Turn Again Theatre group who perform all their plays at the local Civic Hall.
Beryl, from Wooldale, has just finished directing the hugely successful John Godber classic comedy double Bouncers and Shakers from May 19 to 22. The “House Full” signs were out for the last two performances.
She says: “A brilliant cast and hilarious script made it fun to do, even though it was hard work, but how rewarding to hear the laughter and cheers from the audience which made it all worthwhile.”
Linda, who lives in Holmfirth and works at the town’s central library, is responsible for staging a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice from October 6 to 9.
She says: “All the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced adaptation by American director and playwright Jon Jory. I think the Holmfirth audiences will love it.”
Lisa, from Netherthong, and a volunteer manager and community fundraiser for Huddersfield road safety charity Brake, has been appearing on TV’s Deal or No Deal over the past two months and played her game on May 19 when she won £14,000.
She says: “It was filmed earlier in the year so I’ve already spent it I'm afraid. Goes quickly, doesn't it! We have brand new internal doors throughout the house – new flooring in hall/stairs/landing and kitchen – three holidays over next two years paid for - all family treated to meals out - and money in the car fund towards a new car.”
She is directing for the group for the first time and will produce The King’s New Clothes, a pantomime based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, from January 26 to 29 next year.