English country farce on small Sheringham stage

Suzanne Challinor and Laura Wakefield who star in Sheringham Players' production of Flying Feathers.

Suzanne Challinor and Laura Wakefield who star in Sheringham Players' production of Flying Feathers. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A risqué farce set in an English country house is coming to a small community seaside theatre.

Sheringham Players are performing Flying Feathers at Sheringham Little Theatre between Wednesday June 17 and Saturday June 20.

Written by the late Coronation Street and Hetty Wainthropp actor Derek Benfield, the comedy features plenty of dressing, undressing, cross-dressing, double dealing, double meaning and double trouble with identical twins.

Local chef Matt Warrington plays the role of a Rev Roger Featherstone in the play during which he is surrounded by a bevy of scantily clad women .

His character also hides a body in a laundry basket.

The players have been producing local amateur theatre productions in Sheringham for 50 years, and this play follows on from their very successful spring production.

It is set in the peaceful country house of the late lamented Bernard, brother to chief constable Henry Potterton and his sister Sarah.

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When they arrive at the house they are astonished to find several scantily clad ladies wandering about, not knowing that during Bernard's temporary absence on a religious commune in the Orkneys, his housekeeper, Nora Winthrop, has turned the place into 'a house of sin'.

As Nora is not expecting a visit from the constable, and is fearful of the questions he will ask, she hastily tries to hide the truth from him.

This leads to many hilarious comings and goings involving one of her clients who is dressed as a vicar, a window cleaner in a laundrette basket and a meek solicitor on horseback - not to mention the scantily clad ladies.

When Bernard also turns up from the Orkneys (or from heaven?), and it is seen that he and Henry are identical twins, the household is thrown into further confusion and chaos leading to an unexpected climax.

The play directed by Tim Travers, promises to be great evening of entertainment filled with a wonderful blend of comedy, drama, misunderstandings, mix - ups, mayhem and surprises.

Tickets are available from the theatre box office and cost £10.

To book tickets or for more information about other productions at Sheringham Little Theatre call the box office on 01263 822347 or alternatively visit www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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