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Barton Players’ comedy ‘Hi De Hi Campers’ takes to the stage next month

PUBLISHED: 13:45 08 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:45 08 September 2018

The cast of the Barton Players production of Hi De Hi.

PICTURE: Andy Abbott

The cast of the Barton Players production of Hi De Hi. PICTURE: Andy Abbott

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The Barton Players are busy rehearsing for their comedy which is being staged next month in the village.

Barton Players production of Hi De Hi.

Dave Griffiths and Amanda Kingsnorth play manager Jeffrey Fairbrother and Gladys Pugh
PICTURE: Andy AbbottBarton Players production of Hi De Hi. Dave Griffiths and Amanda Kingsnorth play manager Jeffrey Fairbrother and Gladys Pugh PICTURE: Andy Abbott

“Hi De Hi Campers” is the stage adaptation of the hugely popular British BBC TV series “Hi De Hi”, which revisits the 1950s and Maplins Holiday Camp with its host of colourful characters.

It’s the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats to go and work there.

The annual Miss Yellowcoat competition will decide who goes to the tropical island paradise.

Camp cleaner Peggy Ollerenshaw is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces entertainments manager Jeffrey Fairbrother that she is the ideal candidate for the job.

Barton Players production of Hi De Hi.
Dave Griffiths and Amanda Kingsnorth play manager Jeffrey Fairbrother and Gladys Pugh
PICTURE: Andy AbbottBarton Players production of Hi De Hi. Dave Griffiths and Amanda Kingsnorth play manager Jeffrey Fairbrother and Gladys Pugh PICTURE: Andy Abbott

Meanwhile, camp host Ted Bovis is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys Pugh is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening.

Director Katie Wright said: “I couldn’t be happier with my cast, they have really brought this classic comedy to life. We have had fun rehearsing it.”

It is taking place on Saturday, October 6, at the village hall at 2.30pm amd 7.30pm.

To obtain tickets go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/257611

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