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Comedy Ladies Day at Malt Hall Theatre in Lymington

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A FAST-MOVING comedy charting the adventures of four Yorkshire women who swap their fish-packing jobs for a day at Royal Ascot will be performed by Lymington Players next month.

Ladies’ Day, by Amanda Whittington, is hailed as an exuberant comedy about four factory workers from Hessle in Hull who go to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot for the one year it was relocated to York in 2005.

Lymington Players spokes-person Janette Russell said: “This play has presented us with the challenge to bring a racecourse to our small theatre and, of course, current inevitable absences of cast and crew.

The fast-moving comedy is full of Yorkshire charm
The fast-moving comedy is full of Yorkshire charm

“But challenge is part of the fun! Our aim is to send the audience home smiling.”

For the heroines of the story, Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda, work, love and life are just one hard slog.

But as Pearl is set to retire early, they feel the need for a party, so decide to celebrate with a day to remember at the races.

Ditching the hairnets, wellies and overalls for hats, inappropriate shoes, glad-rags and not quite enough cash, they head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter.

The fast-moving comedy is full of Yorkshire charm and if things go right on the day the ladies really could hit the jackpot!

Lymington Players will be back on stage at the Malt Hall theatre, the group’s home for almost 60 years.

The group was started almost a century ago in 1926, when some young people got together to read a play in Lower Buckland Road, and decided to form an amateur dramatics group.

The Players perform three shows each year and are always happy to welcome new members. Ladies’ Day will be on stage at the Malt Hall Theatre from 3rd to 7th May.

Tickets are £12 or £10 for Community Centre members. For more information and bookings visit www.lymingtoncommunity.com or call 01590 672337.

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