Angy Smith's name is one which will be familiar to many Huddersfield theatregoers.
For several years, this talented performer and writer has been creating and staging shows at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Angy is very much part of the team at the Huddersfield theatre where she has worked for almost a decade on the housekeeping staff.
But when she’s not keeping the place spick and span, she’s writing and directing shows all with themes which reflect her Jamaican roots.
“I live in Huddersfield and being from a Jamaican background I have been inspired to write plays for the stage that involve everyday events and experiences in life but with a bit of humour and a pinch of Jamaican spice,” said Angy.
“This is my seventh play to date and I look forward to seeing a host of lively characters on stage.”
Angy was born in Huddersfield but returned to her family’s roots in Jamaica when she was three.
She remained in the Caribbean until she was in her 30s when she came back to her home town. Her son, Chadeik, studied at Huddersfield University.
Since returning to Huddersfield Angy has produced a series of plays rooted in black culture and has staged them in Huddersfield, Birmingham and Manchester.
This latest piece, The Funeral, is at the Lawrence Batley Theatre tomorrow (September 28) at 7.30pm and is a Jam Rock Productions show.
Written by Angy, it focuses on three husbands, three deaths and three suspiciously wealth-filled wills.
Miss Reene is a joyous woman, nice and bubbly, full of charm – just ask her three dead husbands.
Having touched the hearts of three men, all of whom became her husbands, and who all died leaving her very wealthy, Miss Renee is beginning to attract some doubting looks. So let’s see what happens when partner number four comes along.
Expect another Jam Rock Productions’ show brimming with comedy and drama.
Angy’s plays always offer plenty of laughter but this time she has added lots of twists with suspicious deaths, funerals and accusations.
Remember her plays, My Only Daughter and Bride to Be? Well, this promises a similar style of Caribbean humour.
Tickets for the performances are £10 / concessions £8 / under 26s £6, available to book through the LBT box office on 01484 430528 or online via www.thelbt.org .