Vicar of Dibley comes to King’s Lynn

KLODS Vicar of Dibley Dress Rehearsal King's Lynn'LtoR, Sandra  Cartwright, Steven Bond, Grace Burton, John Giller, Elaine Johnson, John West, Brendon Sheppard, Tony Downing ANL-150610-161941009
KLODS Vicar of Dibley Dress Rehearsal King's Lynn'LtoR, Sandra Cartwright, Steven Bond, Grace Burton, John Giller, Elaine Johnson, John West, Brendon Sheppard, Tony Downing ANL-150610-161941009
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Will Geraldine get her man? Will jim Trott ever get a sentence out without changing her mind? And will Alice ever get the joke?!

And let’s not even get started on Letitia Cropley and her 
peculiar baking…

Yes, KLODS latest production, The Vicar of Dibley is about to take West Norfolk by storm.

The stage show is packed with both obvious and subtle hilarity, with farcical drama and all underpinned by friendship, love and human nature at its best.

Opening on Thursday at the Guildhall Theatre in Lynn Arts Centre, this highly entertaining farce is based around the antics of the officers making up its parish council.

When their elderly vicar passes away, the congregation request a replacement. Some are surprised, a few are somewhat shocked to find that the new vicar is a woman. And not just any woman but Geraldine Granger.

As played by Elaine Johnson, she is an outgoing, vivacious, chocolate-loving, and by comparison, a very non-traditional and fun-loving cleric, despite being caring and committed to her flock.

However, her new thinking ways do not initially endear her to the head of the Parish Council, an old-fashioned gentleman farmer who’s not a fan of change. That is not what gets the citizens of Dibley in an uproar though. It’s because she is a woman.

Still, that doesn’t stop Geraldine from proving her worthiness to the village. Hilarity ensues as Geraldine tries to win over the stodgy council members while staying true to herself and her pastoral calling.

Tickets for the three-night run of this family friendly show are selling fast.

Margaret Fox, chair of KLODS said: “Traditional comedy will always have a place in our hearts, and the Vicar of Dibley still has the ability to make us think about friendship and society, and how such wide-ranging people from different backgrounds can come together for a purpose.In Dibley, it’s the parish council, and in this carefully written comedy, it’s to make us all laugh at the vast range of personalities which make the world go around.”

Tickets are still available on 01553 764864