IT has been a decade since classic sitcom The Vicar of Dibley was last seen on our television screens.
But two years after Playhouse2 reprieved the much-loved show, Geraldine Grainger and Dibley’s crazy gang of characters are returning to the Shaw theatre.
The Vicar of Dibley – The Second Coming takes place from Saturday, November 25 to Sunday, December 3.
And due to popular demand, the run includes an extra night.
This stage version will provide a poignant reminder of the 2015 edition.
The cast remains the same except for the untimely death of Julian Smith, who so memorably played the clerk to the council, Frank Pickle. His place is taken by Playhouse 2 favourite Addie Redmond.
The Vicar of Dibley (tickets costing £9) is prelude to a packed programme at Playhouse 2 including a really local flavour on Thursday, December 7 when Crompton House School presents ‘An Evening of Shakespeare.’
The Upper School will bring Romeo and Juliet to life while the Lower School will produce extracts from Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tickets cost £5 or £3.50 for concessions.
Twenty-four hours later there will be a concert by Flossie Malavielle and Reg Meuross.
Reg Meuross is a singer songwriter while Flossie Malavialle is a native of France but now lives in the UK.
Besides her self-deprecating wit she has a terrific voice and sings English and American classic songs, plus well-known French ones.
Tickets cost £10 in advance (or £12.50 on the door).
Then December 15 and 16 sees a weekend featuring the Beat Club recreating the golden age of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Cavern era. Tickets each night cost £15 in advance (or £17.50 on the door).
On Monday, December 17 (8pm) meet and greet the Minions prior to the showing of Despicable Me 3. Tickets available from Interiors on Market Street, Shaw or online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/playhouse2