IT’S a first for the town when Marsden Operatic Society stage Moon Over Buffalo early next month.
The society is taking on the relatively new farce and are among the first in Yorkshire to stage the show.
And the society is hoping two of its cast, leading lady Carolyn Taylor and Richard Haigh, will have returned from their holidays, prolonged after getting stuck abroad when all the planes to and from the UK were grounded after the Icelandic volcano eruption.
The Society’s Peter Armitage said: “It’s a very funny play and after our previous two shows were a sell-out – Brassed Off and Allo Allo – we hope this is well received.
“Carolyn and Richard took their scripts away with them and are learning their lines abroad.
“We’re hoping they get back and have some time for full cast rehearsals.”
Moon Over Buffalo tells the story of acting couple – Charlotte and George – and their touring company.
Despite being somewhat past their best, they get the chance to appear in a film, a chance which then appears to be snatched away from them.
The Ken Ludwig farce features Carolyn Taylor as Charlotte, Eddie Hoyle as George, Katie Field as Roseanne and Richard Haigh as Paul.
Roger Pogson (Richard), Peggy Ellis (Ethel), Ellen Ball (Eileen) and Chris Comber (Howard) also appear.
The show runs from Wednesday May 12 until Saturday, May 15, at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £7 and are available from Duncan on 01484 845311.