There will be plenty of laughs when Emley Drama Group takes to the stage next week.
For the group is performing Norman Robbins’ farce, Pull The Other One.
The show opens at Emley Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday (October 29) where it runs until Friday (November 1) with performances at 7.30pm.
Norman Robbins is a name well known among amateur theatre companies.
Norman, who was born in Yorkshire but now lives in Devon, has worked as a professional actor but has written plays and many pantomimes.
He wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago while working for the Yorkshire Evening Post.
His grandparents ran a pub near his local theatre and he became fascinated by everything from operettas, musical comedies, oratorios, and plays to pantomimes.
His comedies are popular with amateur companies and Pull The Other One is a quick-fire farcical classic.
It involves a chap called Albert, a mother-in-law called Bodicea, and a mate called Hilary who turns up in blonde wig and evening gown straight from doing his drag act at a local pub.
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Making sure that the company wrings out all the laughs is director Karen Kirkup.
She’s got a strong cast of comedy actors including regulars Jane Fellows, John Emms, Heather Boulby, Ian Stevenson, Amanda Gill, Garry Wilkinson and David Lightfoot.
And as always, the team behind Emley’s latest show has guaranteed there are more than a few extra smiles in its programme – everything from some memorable cast photographs to a helping of jokes from the man who had more than a few words to say about mothers-in-law, Les Dawson.