Thrills and oil spills at annual village performance

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The much awaited 2014 show from the Austwick Community Players takes to the stage at the village’s parish hall next week.

The Players bring their own brand of comedy and fun to the world with Oil Tek the High Road - the production being described as having “a hilarious, and very topical theme with a Caledonian flavour, a Western touch, a hint of Eastern delight and plenty of Yorkshire humour”.

Each year, the show is written ,produced and performed by local people who form the group of actors and stage crew.

The 15 cast and stage crew include farmers, vet, librarian, goatherd,speech therapist, postmistress, fireman, teacher, writer, photographer, trainer, retailer and designer. The tradition goes back some 40 years.

Group chairman George Gooch said: “We could hardly get more topical if we tried with this year’s theme, even though the script was written through last summer!” .

The Players put on the entertainment for the over 65s in Austwick and Lawkland Parishes at a free supper on March 6. Then they throw open the show to the public on the following two nights to help pay for the over 65s evening. The public shows are on March 7 and 8. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £6 (includes glass of wine) £2.50 children (soft drink), available from 015242 51415.