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Brough's Players Return to Farce

Ray Cooney’s ‘It Runs In the Family’ is the third of the varied comedy styles for this season for Brough’s Petuaria Players and returns to that popular genre, farce, and it’s certainly a manic one.

Set in a hospital, “It Runs in the Family” contains the usual assortment of farcical characters running in and out of doors, mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex-wife, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture at an international conference.

The Players first performed this 22 years ago, and stalwart chairman Richard Bateman will make a popular return to acting on stage in this production. Richard was last in the spotlight four years ago in Key For Two, although he has been very busy as a producer, backstage and front-of-house.

There will be 12 characters and 11 actors on stage, a lot of doors and props and fast action.

Tickets at £7 are available from 01482 666908 or

See it at the Village Hall, Elloughton Road, Brough, at 7.30 nightly, 26th-28th April.

Picture: (L-R) Gill Collins, Wyn Price, Reuben Sisson, Rob Newton, Steve Howland, Sue Hart, Gary Vann and Tom Fryer. Courtesy of Petuaria Press

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