It'll be a case of 'Separate Beds' for the Strabane Parish Players, later this month, as they ready themselves for a two-night run of the Sam Cree play, in the Church Hall, Strabane.
Join Arthur Marshall (played by Leslie Buchanan) in the run up to his daughter Judy's (Emma Rutherford) wedding as sparks fly between his estranged wife Clare (Anne Smith) and his neighbour Madge (Ruth Buchanan), who carries a torch for Arthur. Add in mother-in-law to be, Mrs Rea (Rachel Devenney) – whom no one wants to tell that Arthur and Clare are no longer together – absent-minded minister, Rev. Matthew Gribble (Philip Smith); painter Andy Crawford (James Chambers) who’s expectantly awaiting the arrival of a new baby in his family and testing Arthur's patience as he spruces up the house in advance of the big day; and well-meaning housemaid Ivy (Elaine Sproule) and the stage is set.
'Separate Beds' is billed as "a night of light-hearted entertainment to chase away the winter blues" and theatre-goers are urged to book early to avoid disappointment. So, pencil in the dates: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January, in the Church Hall, Bowling Green, Strabane. Doors will open at 7 pm with curtain up at 7.30 pm. Tickets are priced at £10 and are available from any cast member or by contacting Elaine Sproule on 07746 900356.
Photo caption (L to R): Rev Matthew Gribble (Philip Smith) and Arthur Marshall (Leslie Buchanan) get ready for the big day in 'Separate Beds'.