Stourbridge thespians on track to bring comic railway drama to life

L-r - Jamie Picken as Harry Crump and Paula Jenkins as Joan. Buy photo: 141416MH

Buy this photo L-r - Jamie Picken as Harry Crump and Paula Jenkins as Joan. Buy photo: 141416MH

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STOURBRIDGE'S Enville Street Dramatic Society is hoping to raise the roof of its new venue with a chaotically comic outing.

The society is presenting The Titfield Thunderbolt at its new home - Holy Trinity Church, Vicarage Road, Amblecote, from April 9 to April 12.

Based on the 1953 British comedy flick of the same name, the play follows a group of villagers as they try to keep their branch line running after British Railways decides to close it.

Presented in a relaxed fashion as a send-up of the original, this version sees the action move from the stage to the auditorium where the audience become the passengers on the train - while cast members double as different characters to add to the theatrical mayhem and confusion.

David Lavender, society newcomer Paula Jenkins, Vicky Pritchard, Jason Picken, Chris Lees and veteran amateur actor Brian Perry are the six Stourbridge stage stars who will have their work cut out trying to keep a straight face during the imaginative production - the group's second at the new Amblecote venue.

The play runs at 7.30pm each night (doors open 7pm) and there's also a matinee on Saturday April 12 starting at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessions - Wednesday and Thursday) and they are available from Carey Esthop on 01384 372930 or Gill Bennett on 01384 376342.

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