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Book your Holiday Snap with Denton West – and support a good cause
Tuesday 28th March 2017 @ 19:51 by Nigel Skinner
Denton & Audenshaw Entertainment News Tameside

Tickets are on sale now for the latest comedy from Denton West Amateur Dramatic Society.

The group bring the comedy ‘Holiday Snap’ to the stage from Thursday, March 30 to Saturday, April 1.

All profits from the show go towards the upkeep and running of Denton West Community Centre, Hulme Road, so support from the community is much appreciated.

A talented troupe, including accomplished actors from Droylsden Little Theatre Stella Hutchinson and Peter Larkin help this comic tale of mistaken identity unfold with real wit and style.

Denton stalwart Tony Slattery brings his expert and impeccable comic timing to the production, once again directed by Brian Goodwin.

DWADS secretary Sue Stagg said: “The play is an hilarious farce and we can guarantee everyone a fun and cheap evening out.

“But there is an important message as the community centre itself is self sufficient and every group that uses it raises money to keep the centre going.

“It is primarily a charity and all the money raised from everything we do goes to the centre. With places like local community centres and libraries doing all they can to survive, this is our contribution to the centre and to keep it running for all the groups who use it. The centre is also used for other meetings, for children’s parties and for the general public, so we really need to keep it running.

“So we would really like as many members of the public to come and support us. It’s a great night out, there will be a bar, raffles and there’s plenty of free parking.”

The relentlessly witty script sees a Portuguese time share villa double booked without the company representative, myopic tippler Commander ‘Chitto”’ Chittenden (Tony Slattery), knowing.

When Mary and Henry arrive shortly after Eve and Leslie, Chitto manages to remain unaware that there is more than one couple on the scene.

The confusion is compounded when each couple mistakes the other for the servants.

Henry seems to have the upper hand when he discovers that Eve is married, but not to Leslie, when his mother-in-law arrives and he has to bribe the couple to impersonate his alibi, Sir Piers and Lady Marchbanks – which is fine – until the real Sir Piers arrives.

Reporter and Chronicle editor Nigel Skinner also steps back onto the Denton boards.

“When Brian invited me for a golfing holiday in Portugal, this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind,” he said.

“But the palm trees on the set will certainly make up for the cold, wet and windy weather that’s usually outside!”

So pack your bags and grab yourself a snap holiday in Denton this week

For tickets (£6 adults, £5 concessions) telephone (0161) 430 7603 or 07960 334466 or email [email protected] or call in at the Dane Bank Pet shop.

You can find out more at the DWADS Facebook page.