Byley Village Players present a 'grave' comedy | Knutsford Times

Byley Village Players present a 'grave' comedy

By on April 13, 2009

The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchall is the next production by popular amateur dramatic group Byley Village Players. The play, which has also been turned into a film starring Danny Aiello, is about three old ladies who regularly meet for tea before going on to tend the graves of their dead husbands. However, things take an unexpected turn when a man enters their lives.

On the surface it is a gentle romantic comedy by director John Stock explains that there is a little more to it than that. He says ‘Your emotions should be challenged’, but how, we will just have to wait to see.

John has assembled an exciting cast for this, the first production since the pantomime ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in January. Margaret Smyth will be well known to audiences at both Byley and Sandbach having played a wide variety of roles for both societies. Another familiar face will be Di Scott, last seen as the housekeeper Mrs Pearce in Pygmalion at Harlequins. The trio of ladies is completed by Audrey Stock, a stalwart of Byley Village Players who has also played many roles at Davenham.

The man in their lives in played by Phil Manning; we can only hope that he will have removed his make-up and changed his clothes since playing the dame in Seeping Beauty! The cast is completed by Kerry Newall who is making her debut for the group but who has appeared in many productions at Mid Cheshire college.

As usual, performances will be in the comfortable setting of Byley Village Hall. The play runs from April 23rd to 25th with curtain up at 7.30pm. Tickets can be obtained by calling 01606 832325.

Offsite Links:
Byley Village Players
Ivan Menchall – IMDB



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