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Vicar of Dibley brings Christmas cheer to the Theatre Royal

L-R: Stewart Grant as Owen Newitt, Morgan Sweeney as Jim Trott and Becky Wilson as the Reverend Geraldine Grainger (Photo by Craig Wishart, Cumbria Guide)

Christmas is coming and the Workington Playgoers are getting ready to put on a show that will put everyone in a festive mood. The Vicar of Dibley will run from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th December at the Theatre Royal on Washington Street.

Based on the much-loved 1990s TV sitcom by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the stage version is by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter (presented by kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions). Director Tony Parker comments: ‘This hilarious comedy faithfully reproduces religious life in the village of Dibley with its menagerie of unforgettably dippy characters, including “cactus-brained” Alice and Hugo, sex-obsessed farmer Owen Newitt,  the “no, no, no, no” man Jim Trott, and the world’s worst cook Letitia Cropley, all under the exasperated eyes of Reverend Geraldine Grainger and Parish Council chairman David Horton.’

Starring Becky Wilson as Geraldine, Rosie Matin as Alice, and some veteran Playgoers’ actors as the wonderfully eccentric members of Dibley Parish Council, the Playgoers believe The Vicar of Dibley will make the perfect pre-Christmas family theatre outing.

Tickets (£11.50 or £10.50 concessions) can be booked online or on the door.

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