Tea and a Cracker?

Comedy It's a Cracker plays St Teresa's Church Hall.
Comedy It's a Cracker plays St Teresa's Church Hall.

A NEW comedy about the experiences of older folk is being performed at Cleveleys next week.

The Teresian Players are performing the one-act play, It’s A Cracker, from Tuesday October 25 to Saturday October 29.

And the performances, at St Teresa’s Church Hall on St George’s Avenue, are being served up with either afternoon tea or evening supper.

The play is the work of Cleveleys man Tom Gradwell, and is effectively a follow-up to his first play, No Peas Please, which he produced two years ago.

Like the first play, Tom’s latest work is written in the style of a Northern comedy, but the piece does have a serious side just as the other work did.

Through the character of elderly Mrs Atkinson, it looks at the experiences of older folk when they lose their independence.

Tom said: “We have the same characters as last time, and the same cast, but we have moved the story on.

“You can say more things by using comedy, and you don’t want to leave your audiences deflated, so I like to use humour.”

The central character is played by Margaret Hall and her daughter is played by Rebecca King, with Elaine Traynor, Irene Connor and Charlotte King in support.

Performances on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday begin at 2pm and are served with afternoon tea.

The shows on the Thursday and Friday begin at 7.15pm and include evening supper.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from Hilda Fleming on (01253) 863462.