Vicar of Dibley on Boston stage

Whats on
Whats on

A Boston theatre group is ready to bring another much-loved television sitcom to the stage at the town’s Blackfriars Theatre.

Boston Playgoers, who have enjoyed success with shows such as ‘Allo ‘Allo, Dad’s Army, Fawlty Towers and Steptoe and Son, will be hoping their latest outing of The Vicar Of Dibley will receive the same reception.

The group has been given permission to perform the show from Aspect Productions and it has been adapted by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter, from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.

All the favourite characters are there including straight-speaking Owen, the ideosyncratic Jim Trott who prefaces ‘no, no, no’ to everything he says, gentle Frank who revels in his role of minutes recorder for the parish council, pompous David Horton and his painfully shy son Hugo, impish Leticia who delights in experimenting with her unusual recipes, sweet but naive Alice who sees her dreams come true.

It also features the eponymous vicar, who rates Mel Gibson as second only to Jesus, and has a naughty twinkle in her eye and love in her big heart.

Organisers promise a hilarious and heart-warming show, however, note the play contains some strong language.

The Vicar Of Dibley takes to the Spain Lane venue next Wednesday (February 19) and runs to Saturday, February 22.

Performances begin at 7.30pm with a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2pm.

Tickets are £10 (£9 conc).

To book call Blackfriars Box Office on 01205 363108.