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'The Vicar of Dibley'   

The Darling Buds Of May

by H E Bates

March 6th to 9th 2019
South Holland
Centre, Spalding

Our gentle comedy will take you back to that idyllic May in 1957, where Pop Larkin, (Rob Nicholls) makes a fortune from scrap-iron deals but has never paid income tax, lives in rural idyllic bliss with generous-hearted Ma (Jane Webb) and their six children. When a young, earnest tax official, Mr Charlton, (Richard Slade) turns up one hot May afternoon in 1957 to investigate, he is bewitched immediately by eldest daughter Mariette (Alicia Tibbs).  It isn't long before he succumbs to the boisterous Larkin family charm and largesse.


Life is easy, love is new and the nightingales are going ‘hell for leather’ in the bluebell woods. Sounds Perfick.

You will be charmed by the bright summer warmth of the Larkin welcome at The South Holland Centre March 6th to 9th 2019

Box Office 01775 764777

Directed by Jules Jones
Producer Samantha Hunt​
Written by H E Bates
Pop Larkin - Rob Nicholls
Ma Larkin - Jane Webb
Mariette - Alicia Tibbs
Mr Charlton - Richard Slade
Edith Pilchester - Emma Dobbs
Angela Snow  - Jane Gabbutt
The Brigadier - Jon Cooper
Mr Gorridge - Mark Bennett
Pauline - Matilda Hoyles-Simpson
Lady Bluff-Gore - Arline Evenden
Sir George Bluff-Gore - Jed Laxton
Montgomery - Joe Smith
Primrose - Zoe Fell
Petunia - Emelia Bennett
Zinnia - Mollie Bennett
Party Guests
Beverly Moore
Jane Moss
Colleen Brennen
Deborah Bristow
Janet Staples
Gill Adlard
Anthony Fell
Jacqueline Kemp
Wendy Carter
Stage Manager - Arline Evenden
DSM - Heather Dickinson
Set Construction - Arline Evenden,
                              Steve Underwood  & Janet Staples
Lighting & Sound Control -
Tom Chamberlain  
Costumes - Jules Jones
Stage Props -  Jules Jones,
              Nigel Hancocks, Samantha Hunt
Backstage Crew - Janet Staples, Gill                                                                    Adlard
Photography - Colette Buchanan-Gray
Promo Graphics - Hannah Pilkington
Make Up - Shelby Williamson
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