Rugby Theatre poised to open curtains on a very British comedy - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Theatre poised to open curtains on a very British comedy

Rugby Editorial 14th Sep, 2018   0

A VERY British comedy kicks off Rugby Theatre’s new season this weekend.

The Henry Street amateur group will take to the stage with a production of Richard Everett’s acclaimed Entertaining Angels.

The play is set in an English vicarage where clergyman’s wife Grace has spent the best part of her life being on her best behaviour.

Following the death of her husband, she’s enjoying her new-found freedom – until things are turned upside-down by the return of her eccentric sister Ruth.

Director Ash Hirons says: “From the moment I started reading this funny and touching play there was no doubt in my mind that this was one for me. The characters jump off the page and there is such truth in the writing.

“And having such a wonderful team around has made the rehearsals a real pleasure.

“The themes of Entertaining Angels will be familiar to all, exploring events from the past and secrets kept, and the changing relationship between couples and their family.”

Sue Morris stars as Grace, with Marie Phillips playing Ruth. Kay Fitzpatrick is Sarah, Sam Caldecott is Jo, and Michael Lynch is Bardolph.

Entertaining Angels opens on Saturday (September 15) for a seven performance run.

Tickets are available from the Rugby Theatre box office via or on 01788 541234.

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