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Lichfield Players bring comedy Entertaining Angels to the Garrick theatre

Vicarage-based comedy Entertaining Angels will be the next production from the Lichfield Players.

The show – described as being “like Songs of Praise on acid” – will run for five nights from July 14.

Entertaining Angels stars Brian Asbury, Nicola Peace, Ruth Hawkins, Sue Carter and Christine Kernahan

Entertaining Angels stars Brian Asbury, Nicola Peace, Ruth Hawkins, Sue Carter and Christine Kernahan

The play is centred around minister’s wife Grace. Recently bereaved, she is feeling waspish and is still coming to terms with the loss of her husband by talking to his spirit in the garden. She’s done her parish duty, has poured 200,000 cups of tea and has baked 4,600medium sized quiches as a vicar’s wife.

But now that she’s a clergy widow, Grace is finally letting her hair down, behaving badly and saying things she probably shouldn’t – mostly to the incoming vicar, who just happens to be a woman.

Her family is trying to be supportive, but when her eccentric missionary sister Ruth makes some disturbing revelations, Grace is forced to review the truth about her marriage and begins to see the previous 30 years in a whole new light.

“Entertaining Angels is about loss, confession, reflection and forgiveness as well as searching for an inner peace,” said director Gina Martin. “Each of the five characters needs to come to terms with secrets they or others reveal.

“It’s a thought-provoking play with a real heart and well written humour. And Grace, in particular, with her sharp-edged approach to life has some brilliantly comic lines.”

The Lichfield Players’ production of Entertaining Angels runs from July 14 to 18. Tickets are £12 (concessions £11 and £9). To book, call 01543 412121.

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