Beverley play invites you to a wedding comedy


Beverley Theatre Company cordially invite you to Sylvia's Wedding, the hilarious comedy by renowned playwright Jimmie Chinn.

After 10 years of courting, Gordon suddenly decides to propose to Sylvia and throws his family, and hers, into turmoil. Joyce and Vic, Sylvia's parents, are hardly the sort of people Gordon's pompous father Stanley wants his family connected with, and Vic feels much the same way in return. Sylvia's best friend, Yvonne, isn't much help either as she is all too ready to deflate Sylvia's joy with her cynical, world-weary comments. Myrtle, Gordon's mother, is quite looking forward to making the dresses and sorting out the catering, whilst Joyce is more concerned about looking after Hoppy, the one-legged budgie.

Jo Harding, who plays Yvonne, talks about her role.

Against the odds, the two warring families co-operate in the wedding preparations and all looks set for success, until Fate intervenes!! Will the wedding go ahead? Will the secret of Stanley's trips to Skegness be revealed? Will Vic give him a good thump? Most importantly, will Joyce's toilet ever stop flushing? The spirited comedy of the early scenes gives way to bitter irony and poignant emotion, written with all of Jimmie Chinn's customary wit, humanity and keen observation.

With a script reminiscent of a multitude of favourite sitcoms (The Royle Family, Keeping up Appearances and A Bit of a Do, to name just a few), there is something for everyone.

The cast comprises old favourites Emma Drew, Colin Walls, Nev Slater, Tony Musgrave, Angela Chapman and Pat McKenzie, with a debut from Jo Harding, and the directors are Paul Thomas and Colin Walls.

The play will be performed at 7.30pm, from Wednesday 5th June until Saturday 8th June at the Beverley Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, with licensed bar (except Wednesday). Tickets for all performances are £8 for adults, £7 for concessions and £20 for a family ticket.

Tickets can be purchased:

● from the Tourist Information Centre at the Treasure House, Champney Road

● from EweMove, Beckside

● Online at www.beverleytheatrecompany.com

● On the door on the night

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