Weeton and Huby Players to stage Neville's Island

Wharfedale Observer: Weeton and Huby Players’ members in character for their production of Neville’s Island Weeton and Huby Players’ members in character for their production of Neville’s Island

Tim Firth’s hit survival comedy Neville’s Island will be performed in Huby next week.

The Weeton and Huby Players’ spring production runs at Almscliffe Hall from Thursday, March 20 to Saturday, March 22.

The play is set on a fog-ridden lakeland island in the middle of Derwentwater, and the amateur company says its backstage team has “pulled out all the stops” to deliver a variety of special effects and create a convincing environment.

Weeton and Huby Players chairman Neil Muffitt said: “It’s easy to see why few amateur groups in this area have taken on the challenge of Neville’s Island.

“Apart from four chunky parts to learn for the actors, whose characters must convey a range of conflicting emotions, the technical aspects of the play require a great deal of planning and ingenuity.

“The reason we’ve been able to stage it has been the enthusiasm and support of our dedicated and enthusiastic backstage team who have risen to the challenge incredibly well. Neville’s island is a very funny but thought-provoking play, and has been great fun to rehearse with each actor having plenty to get his teeth into.”

In addition to Neil, the Bernard Riley production also features Brian Bounds, Tim Bennett and Chris Holland as a group of beleaguered middle managers whose team-building exercise goes badly wrong.

Tickets for the 7.45pm performances cost £7 and are available from Mike Bidgood on (01423) 734871, e-mail mike.bidgood@leedsrugby.com

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