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Charities to benefit from Lichfield Players show

Steve Brunton (President of the Lichfield Players) and Ray Nash (Alzheimer Society's West Midlands Community Fundraiser)

Steve Brunton (President of the Lichfield Players) and Ray Nash (Alzheimer Society's West Midlands Community Fundraiser)

Local charities will have the opportunity to see comedy for free when the Lichfield Players take to the stage.

In place of the usual week-long Studio productions, The Anniversary’ will run from November 25 to  December 5 and to celebrate, the Players are donating 40 tickets for local charities to enjoy.

Players’ Chairman Rachel Parkes said:

“The increase in run applies to two of our three Studio productions this season, and means we now have the capacity to give a number of Studio tickets away to charity, something we already do for our Auditorium productions.

“Twenty tickets for The Anniversary have already been donated to the Alzheimer’s Society whose Lichfield office represents one of fourteen branches and support groups across the West Midlands for a disease that affects 61,000 people in the West Midlands area alone.

“Ray Nash, the Alzheimer Society’s West Midlands Community Fundraiser, plans to offer the theatre tickets to helpers from their September fundraising Memory Walk as well as local fundraisers, corporate partners and branch members in thanks for their support.  But charities are equally welcome to sell the tickets for a donation to boost much needed funds.”

The Anniversary by Bill MacIlwraith centres around the relationship between a domineering mother and her grown up sons in a family where Mum definitely calls the shots!  But as the family gathers to celebrate her wedding anniversary (though Dad’s been dead for years), rebellion is in the air.  One son wants to emigrate, another to marry and the third holds a guilty secret and tonight’s the night they’re going to tell Mum.

Tickets for the Lichfield Players’ production of The Anniversary are £9 (concessions £8 and £6).  To book contact the Lichfield Garrick box office on 01543 412121 or visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com.

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