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Lostock Hall theatre group return with Great Expectations adaptation

Posted on - 18th June, 2024 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Lostock Hall, Preston News, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
Donna Keller and Freya DeNobrega Pic: St James Players

Lostock Hall amateur theatre group St James Players are returning to the stage this summer with their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

The production is running from Thursday, 20th June to Saturday, 22nd of June at 7:30PM each day. The show is being staged at St. James Church Hall, Lostock Hall.

St. James Players have been active in the local community for decades, producing a winter pantomime and a summer show every year.

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Commenting, Director Adam Smith said: “I am very honoured to again be directing this year’s summer play with St James Players and I am equally thrilled to be doing it with such a talented cast.”

The cast is an ensemble of local actors across all ages.

He went on to say: “It is always quite daunting when you are producing such a well-known story and with so many adaptations over the years, there’s a danger that the story can become tiresome, but Dickens’ tale of social class, ambition, love, and rejection is still relevant today and shows just why he’s considered one of the greatest novelists.”

“My main aim was to ensure that the production remains fast paced, humorous and engaging to new modern audiences whilst still staying true to the original story.”

Tickets start at £8 per person and are selling quickly, to get yours head to TicketSource.

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