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Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist is a fast-moving farce full of fun, frolics and lots of doors! (set in 1991 when the first lady vicar was ordained).
Desperate to find the funds to pay for his daughter’s wedding, Church Warden George Williams seizes the opportunity to rent out the vicarage while waiting for a new vicar to be appointed. The booking is to a touring Theatre Company, who are to stage a Murder Mystery weekend in which a female Vicar and a Bishop are among the cast.
Unfortunately for George, a new female Vicar is appointed to the vicarage before the Murder Mystery weekend can take place. George thinks he is still in luck when the new Vicar, Caroline Timberlake announces that she is to visit friends at a college reunion over the weekend. However, events take a turn for the worse when Bishop Herbert rings the vicarage to announce that he is to visit to meet his new vicar.
Chaos ensues as the actor playing the Bishop in the Murder Mystery weekend is mistaken by George and fellow Churchwarden Alan, for the real Bishop Herbert and the Bishop himself mistakes the actor playing the Vicar for Caroline.
Matters get worse as half of the Theatre Company fails to make an appearance and the remainder spend most of their time either fighting with each other or getting drunk, or both. This is even before we meet the guests!
(in order of appearance)
George | Keith Edmund
Caroline | Lucy Ryan
Dickie | Paul Chalmers
Alan | Harvey Munnery
Ronald | Peter Mitchell
Marigold | Pam Goldsbrough
Charles | Anthony von Roretz
Freda | Theo Ross
Angela | Emma Young
Bishop Herbert | Peter Kelly
Maddie | George Cotterell
Director | Sally Marshall
Assistant Director | George Goulding
Back Stage | Jill Redston/Pip Denman
Lighting and Sound | Joel Powney
Wardrobe | Pam Hanan/Rae Owen.