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The Vicar of Dibley
20 June 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayher-Archer
With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions
Directed by: Robert Andrews
When the new vicar arrives at the sleepy English village of Dibley, the last thing the locals are expecting is a woman. But the irrepressibly cheerful Reverend Geraldine Granger soon wins over the hearts and minds of her flock.
Based on the much-loved BBC sitcom, this stage adaptation brings a selection of the best episodes of this multi-award-winning show to our theatre.
All of your favourites are here: Alice and Hugo, the star-crossed lovers whose combined IQ would struggle to reach treble figures; the colonically-challenged farmer Owen; and Mr Horton, the pompous chairman forever trying to make sense of his bizarre parish council.
Wednesday 12 October 2022 to Saturday 15 October 2022 at 8.00pm
Tuesday 18 October 2022 to Saturday 22 October 2022 at 8.00pm
Matinee each Saturday at 2.30pm Additional matinee Sunday 16 October at 2.30pm
The Vicar of Dibley is split into two productions with same cast.
The Vicar Of Dibley
Starts with Geraldine’s arrival and finishes with Hugo and Alice’s wedding.
A Vicar Of Dibley Christmas – The Second Coming
Starts with Hugo and Alice returning from Honeymoon to the birth of baby Geraldine at the Christmas Nativity.
We will be performing the first production in October 2022 and the second in October 2023.
Where possible we would like to have the same cast for both productions so would appreciate if you could commit to both productions.
Characters to be auditioned.
The characters of Reverend Geraldine Granger, Frank Pickle and Jim Trott have been cast and will not be auditioned.
David is one of those people who enjoys being in charge and assumes he is: he might even be described as being a bit power-trippy. He’s a pompous, Cambridge educated, upper-class, millionaire and although divorced, an upholder of stern traditional family values especially his own. He longs for tradition, law and order and the status quo.
Poor Hugo is the veritable puppet of his controlling father. He was brought up only by David for the majority of his childhood, and it becomes quickly apparent that that upbringing was emotionally abusive. He aims to avoid conflict, and always aims to please, and does not know how to express his feelings towards Alice.
Alice is a few sandwiches (and cakes, and pork pies, and sausage rolls…) short of a picnic. She has a heart of gold but doesn’t understand many of the common issues of life, nor Geraldine’s jokes. She’s very sensitive and easily upset – but too thick and vague to be easily offended! More amusing and key to the plot of the show is the way she’s also easily confused, and has a vivid imagination surrounding what’s normal (such as Teletubbie bridesmaids and pageboys.
Owen is the local farmer. He regularly suffers with gastric health complaints and describes these in disgustingly graphic detail. He’s a bachelor with broad tastes… he often hints at both desiring after and having had previous relationships with animals, as well as women. Like many of the other male residents of the village, he lusts after Geraldine
Letitia is a very caring lady who longs to provide nourishing refreshment and sustenance to her close friends and neighbours, and ensures the church is full of attractive flower arrangements during Sunday worship.
The problem is her creativity could be described as rather eccentric: her mourning flower arrangement included pineapple! Her palette is a bit odd too, as she’s created countless dishes which require, shall we say, an acquired taste? Parsnip brownies are at the more tame end of her repertoire! The villagers fear her cooking but eat it out of courtesy; unfortunately this only spurs her on to further “gourmet” creations. Must be able to knit.
The Woman has two lines at the end of the play and objects to Alice and Hugo getting married and then realises she is at the wrong wedding.
It is expected that the person playing this role will be a member of the stage crew.
P: 0412 060 989 (please do not call between 8.00am and 5.30pm due to work commitments)