Billingshurst Dramatic Society

1941 - 2016    75 years old and still going strong!


Entertaining Angels

20th - 21st - 22nd July 2017

A lack of available men for The Hound of the Baskervilles has meant that we have had to change our plans for July. We are now rehearsing Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett, a funny, touching and thought-provoking comedy first staged in 2006 at The Chichester Festival Theatre.

Richard Everett Website (Click Here)

Grace, an acid-tongued and recently widowed vicar's wife, is in mourning for her husband and about to be turfed out of the English country vicarage by the incoming vicar. With the loss of her beloved husband life will change forever, and after so many years of being the dutiful and busy vicar’s wife she is now bereft of husband, home and job. What was the point of it all?

It is a witty, perceptive and funny play; before long secrets come tumbling out of the closet and confessions are being made. Laughter constantly bubbles to the surface yet in between there are depths of vulnerability and grief that are intensely moving. Unwilling to let go of her past Grace constantly converses with her deceased husband – mainly in the greenhouse or by the stream – and the ghost of the old vicar haunts the action. Further confessions are made by the new vicar, Grace's daughter, and her eccentric missionary sister. During the sisterly bickering, recalling resentments from childhood, a dark secret is revealed...

Performances will be at 8:00pm (note new time for this particular run) 

at The Womens Hall, High Street, Billingshurst, RH14 9QT

Tickets will be on sale at £10 from July at Mansell McTaggart Estate Agents in Billingshurst High Street or online via the Billingshurst Dramatic Society website (a WeGotTickets link will be put on the website when the tickets are available).