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The Hoghton Players

The Hoghton Players

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The Hoghton Players are presenting three performances of Eric Chappell’s comedy, SIDE EFFECTS on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 August at Sue Ryder, Wigan Road, Bamber Bridge, 7.30pm. each evening.

All proceeds go to Sue Ryder Care Services at Cuerden Hall. For tickets call Laura Brewer on 07971 753251

For its summer production, at St Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland, THE ST AMBROSE PLAYERS, right, present Philip King’s hilarious comedy, POOLS PARADISE, featuring the same characters from his celebrated See How They Run.

The action takes place in the vicarage of the village of Merton-cum-Middlewick. Vicar’s wife Penelope has been enticed by Ida, the maid and her doltish boyfriend Willie into a flutter on the football pools – which seem to have come up trumps.

The win, however, is not a certainty. It must be checked and this is where complications set in, thanks largely to the pious Rev Toop and straight-laced spinster Miss Skillon, both dead against gambling. Throw in a clutch of clergymen and another pools coupon and you soon have a household in a high state of confusion .

Tickets £7. Concessions £5 from the Box Office at Grandad Jim’s Traditional Sweet Shop, 37 Chapel Brow, Leyland.