As part of my attempt to do more things that I enjoy I decided to join a local amateur theatre group called Fylde Coast Players. Unfortunately I joined at a time where the rehearsals for their next production had already begun so there was no way to get a part on stage, however I'm still able to help out back stage. In the past few weeks I've been working on the props side of theatre and it's been fun using my knowledge from previous experiences, particularly my EPQ, to help get everything fully organised and now we are finally getting to grips with everything in time for the show.
The show all the members of Fylde Coast Players have been working on is a stage production of the hit 80s TV series, Hi-de-Hi! From the point of view of someone who didn't know what that was until now, I found this production very funny. The script, written by Paul Carpenter and Ian Gower, is hilarious and with the talented acting of the cast, this show is going to be fantastic!
Directed by Paul Lomax, Hi-de-Hi is the closest to a musical FCP have ever done with a three piece band and a bit of singing and dancing too, including the famous sand dance to "The Old Bazaar in Cairo"! Hi-de-Hi will be performed between the 16th and the 19th of March at the Lowther Pavilion in Lytham. General admission is £10.50 and on Friday night you can join in the fun by dressing up in your best 50s holiday gear! Obviously this is optional but if you wish to, you could win a prize!
What it says on the Lowther Pavilion Website:
"The yellow-coated hosts of notorious holiday camp Maplin's come to the Lowther Pavilion in this loving adaptation of the hit 1980's television series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft.
Fylde Coast Players take to the stage for Paul Carpenter & Ian Gower's exciting and colourful stage adaptation that will be full of racey gags, old fashioned fun and naturally a xylophone or two.
Join director Paul Lomax in donning the yellow blaser and be whisked away to sometimes sunny Crimpton-on-Sea."
Get your tickets now to choose your seats! Get there a little before half 7 and you can have your picture taken with the yellow coats! (In aid of LoveLowther charity!) Come and join us at Maplin's holiday camp and have a holiday of a lifetime!
See you there!
- KC xx