Don't get your vicars in a twist
6th to 8th June 2019
'Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist' is set in 1993 when the first female vicar was ordained - it's a fast-moving farce full of fun, frolics and lots of doors!
Desperate to find the funds to pay for his daughter’s wedding, Church Warden George Williams seizes the opportunity to rent out the vicarage while waiting for a new vicar to be appointed. The booking is to a touring Theatre Company, who are to stage a Murder Mystery weekend in which a female Vicar and a Bishop are among the cast.
Unfortunately for George, a new female Vicar is appointed to the vicarage before the Murder Mystery weekend can take place. George thinks he is still in luck when the new Vicar, Caroline Timberlake announces that she is to visit friends at a college reunion over the weekend. However, events take a turn for the worse when Bishop Herbert rings the vicarage to announce that he is to visit to meet his new vicar.
Chaos ensues as the actor playing the Bishop in the Murder Mystery weekend is mistaken by George and fellow Churchwarden Alan, for the real Bishop Herbert and the Bishop himself mistakes the actor playing the Vicar for Caroline.
Matters get worse as half of the Theatre Company fails to make an appearance and the remainder spend most of their time either fighting with each other or getting drunk, or both. This is even before we meet the guests!
Set Design - Robin Bishop and David Bainbridge
Sound - Robin Bishop
Lighting - Les Brewer
Stage Manager - Haydn Parnell
Stage Crew - Wayne Kennedy, Josh Grayson
Set Construction - Members of the Society
Costume - Members of the Society
Hair & Make Up Design - Pippa Vinall
Hair & Make Up Team - Olivia Henderson, Katie Steel
Front of House & Refreshments - Anne and Peter Torrent and Members of the Society
Box Office - Paul & Lis Dunham
Photography - Ley Dobson
Poster, Programme Design & Publicity - Will Torrent