A CLASSIC Ray Cooney farce, “It Runs in the Family”, is the latest production from Clitheroe Parish Church’ amateur dramatic society.
Taking to the stage at the St Mary’s Centre, Clitheroe, from October 17th to 20th, the action is set in the doctors’ common room, where Dr David Mortimore is about to address a neurologists’ convention which will probably earn him a knighthood.
As he finalises his speech an old flame, Jane Tate, arrives and announces that their liaison, years ago, produced a son, who is downstairs and desperate to meet his dad. In his frantic attempt to hide this news from his wife and the hospital authorities, Dr Mortimore is forced to invent not one but two non-existent husbands for Jane, and to enlist the help of his reluctant colleague, Hubert Bonney.
All this is complicated by the presence of a police sergeant, a senile patient, an assortment of “matrons”, a syringe full of tranquilizer and costumes from the hospital pantomime. What could possibly go wrong?
If you want to enjoy a great night of laughter, this is a production not to miss.
It’s Brian Haworth, once again from Clitheroe Parischurch AODS. I hope you can help us out again. Performances are at 7-30 p.m. nightly from Wednesday the 17th to Saturday then 20th.
Tickets are now on sale and can be bought at St Mary’s Centre, in Church Street, Clitheroe, between 9 a.m. and noon Monday to Friday; at Clitheroe Music Shop, Moor Lane, Clitheroe; at Clitheroe Tourist Information Centre, in Station Road; or by completing an order form on the society’s website: www.thopera.co.uk