We very much hope that from May 17th, we will be permitted to stage our much delayed performance of Lockdown in Little Grimley, in the Woodclyffe Hall, under the next step of the Covid ‘roadmap’ rules.

Lockdown in Little Grimley by David Tristram follows the forlorn attempts of a hapless village amateur dramatic group to put on a show in these difficult times. Definitely not a case of ‘art imitating life’ in our view, but come along and judge for yourself.

Gordon, the Director and Male Lead has a vision of a sell out production raising lots of money for the NHS. However, as the chaotic rehearsals get under way it soon becomes clear that not all the participants are quite up to Gordon’s vision. Margaret, the Leading Lady, can barely disguise the contempt that she feels for the other cast members: Joyce, who has a dyslectic eye and Bernard who is only there to escape from his wife.

In addition to the main play, which runs for around 50 minutes, we are also planning to perform one or two short sketches bringing the total performance time up to just over one hour.

The restrictions on audience and safety rules around social distancing and mask wearing are expected to be similar to those we put in place back in December, when unfortunately, the production had to be postponed at short notice.

The planned production dates are now Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd May, with potentially two performances per night to an audience restricted to around 36. As promised, those of you that had previously booked tickets will be given first refusal to rebook and we shall contact you as soon as details can be confirmed.