Joint venture brings us classic comedy

Following the success of last years joint production of The Ghost Train - which won the Ted Hever 2015 award for, best drama, in the NODA regional competition - Phoenix Players (Batley) and St Matthews Theatrical society, Rastrick will jointly stage the classic Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall play Billy Liar.

Set in 1960, the story is about William Fisher, a working class lad, living in Yorkshire, with his parents - and grandmother, who talks to the sideboard.

Bored with his job, he spends much of his time in a fantasy world of life in the big city as a comedy writer.

He also makes up stories about himself and his family to make his life more interesting.

Billy (Chris Avery) also happens to have three girlfriends, the home making, orange eating Barbara, the brassy Rita and the hippy Liz - played by Rachel Wood, Rachel O’Connor and Bethany Beale.

To make things worse he has proposed to two of them (with one engagement ring).........and so the uproar begins!

Sue Saville is again directing this joint production and says all the comedy and Billy’s dream world will be brought out to the full in this funny, warm hearted production.

It is a play that will appeal to both the younger generation and those who were a part of the 1960s!

The play will be performed at St Matthews Parish Centre, Church Street Rastrick, on Wednesday, July 15; Friday, July 17 and Saturday July 18 at 7.30 p.m. (no performance Thursday).

lFor tickets andfurther information, please call either01924 408197 or 01484 314587