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New Forest Players back on stage with post-covid comedy Curtain Up

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THEATRE fans are guaranteed a good laugh as New Forest Players return with their post-lockdown production Curtain Up.

On stage at Ballard Performing Arts Centre in New Milton from tomorrow (Wednesday) to Saturday, the comedy show marks a welcome return to live performance for amateur group.

The show, based on a script by Samuel French, tells the story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life.

Curtain Up was initially to be staged in April last year
Curtain Up was initially to be staged in April last year

They try various fundraising schemes but the most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world famous star who agrees to appear for free.

However, their ambitious plans quickly go awry as they race to keep their audience from guessing the truth.

New Forest Players were formed in 1948 out of two local amateur groups which can trace their origins back to the 1920s and 1930s. Traditionally producing at least three plays and one panto every year – Curtain Up is the Players first production since January 2020.

Tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions, with curtain up at 7.30pm. For more information and bookings visit www.newforestplayers.com

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