CARNIVAL: Free and Easy with Chard Entertainment Society
THE Chard Entertainment Society takes to the stage at the Guildhall this week to celebrate the 50 years of Chard Carnival.
Remember the Everly Brothers? Still listen to The Beatles? Does rock ‘n’ roll make you want to get up and dance? Then you will love this year’s Carnival show, which is on at the Guildhall in Chard during Carnival Week.
Celebrating 50 years of Chard Carnival, Chard Entertainment’s latest production Free And Easy is an opportunity to tap your feet to some of the classic pop songs of the 50s and 60s.
Set exactly 50 years ago in 1967, it is a comedy about a northern pub where Free and Easy nights (Karaoke, as it is known today) are the main attraction. With a live band actually on the stage and featuring a host of tunes that you know and love, it is the ideal way to spend an enjoyable evening.
Following on from the enormous success of The Vicar of Dibley – last year’s Carnival show – was never going to be easy, but Chard Entertainment Society chairman, Neil Wells, is confident that this production will provide the audiences with a great night out.
“These songs are almost timeless, and bring back such amazing memories,” he said. “In addition, this is one of the funniest shows we’ve ever done and I know our audiences will have a really good time.”
Free And Easy will be staged nightly at 7.30pm from tonight (Wednesday, October 11, 2017) through to Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Guildhall, Chard.
Tickets for the show are available from Barron’s, Holyrood Street and cost just £8.
You can also buy online at www.ticketsource.couk/chardentertainment where a small booking fee applies.
Cast: Eric Dobbins (Jonathan Farey); Tracy Dobbins (Amy Stoodley); Iris Dobbins (Lesley Cole); Sharon Booth (Marjie Dorling); Vanessa Spinks (Rebecca Larcombe); Lonnie Lennox (Michael Wills); Steve 'Switch' Mullen (Neil Wells); Kev Sutcliffe (Andy Treble); 'Dodgy' Ron Stone (Dick Arnold); Pub regulars - Adam Chudley, Lorna Boobyer, Judith Izzard. The Last Drops - the band: Eileen Hornsby, Patsy Dunn, Bob Dunn.
PHOTOS: Taken during the dress rehearsal of Free and Easy.