'A Vicar of Dibley Christmas'
Wed 22nd - Sat 25th Oct 2014
South Holland Centre, Spalding
... a comedy
A behind the scenes look at rehearsals & set building
Christmas comes but once a year, in Dibley it comes early
And we'll be having so much fun midst the hurley burley.
You might have seen us last year at the South Holland Centre
When Alice married Hugo - now that was a great adventure.
To perform "The Second Coming" the title of our play
The characters from Dibley into a field will stray
With Hugo and Alice excited about playing Joseph and Mary
While David Horton plays Herod - it really could get scary.
Jim Trott, Frank and Owen the wisest men of all
Play both kings and shepherds, oh boy, they have a ball.
Poor Geraldine the vicar, though her patience stayed intact
She sometimes was frustrated while teaching them to act.
From Wednesday October 22nd through to Saturday
Four performances only what more can we say?
If you didn't see us last year you missed out on a treat
So book your tickets early, to make sure you get a seat.
by Anne Temple, 2014
So it's finally here!! After months of planning and rehearsals we've finally got 'Dibley\ to it's final destination - The South Holland Centre. I must say I'm very pleased we got seven out of the eight actors back to rekindle their roles. So if you came and watched last years production you will be seeing some very familiar faces. Unfortunatly we did lose one of the original cast - Kieran Whatson, who played Owen last year, has gone off to university and we would like to thank him for all his hard work on last years show and wish him all the best for his uni life.
The beauty of doing a second part of an adapted sitcom on stage is that it doesn't matter if you haven't seen part one, it's like a new episode. This play primarilly focuses on series 3 and the Christmas special. Although we had some great feedback on last years show, it did not mean that we could rest on our laurels, because every show has it's challenges, and this one is no different. The cast had to spend longer developing their characters, because by the time 'Dibley' reaches series 3 they had evolved.
I would like to thank everyone who worked on this show from the set builder to the costume and props team. To all the backstage team, I thank them from the bottom of my heart, because without them the show simply wouldn't happen. There is one person I cannot forget and that is my wonderful producer Heather Dickinson. Whilst I get the job of putting my vision on stage, it's Heathers job to liase with everyone and work on all the behind the scene stuff that nobody ever sees - we make a great team!
I have one more thank you to make and that's to you the audience, because if it wasn't for you supporting St Nicolas Players we simply could not put these shows on for your entertainment. So sit back and relax as we bring you Christmas two months early ...
The weekly Director's Blog ...
This is it, my final blog. After months of planning, we are finally in the South Holland Centre and are now just three nights shy of our opening night. Overall I'm so pleased with how the build up has gone. From the actors to the set builders, the costume & props crew to the backstage team and, of course, the publicity crew, this show has been a real team effort. What I really love is it feels like we are one big family. If anyone has any problems they can go to any member of the team and they will always help.
20 October 2014
The final show blog
Directed by Rob Nicholls
Produced by Heather Dickinson
Sound / Lighting
Props & Costume
Sophie Butler -
Sophie Butler -
David Horton a councillor in Dibley
Had trouble with lots of graffiti
They called him a Pratt
He didn't like that
He really thought it quite beastly.
Geraldine Granger our Vicar
Sits at her desk in a chair made of wicker
Processing her thoughts
She thinks of all sorts
Especially that bar called a "Snicker".
Hugo Horton is David's heir
Of his new wife he's taking great care
He married Alice the verger
They made a good merger
She gave birth to their own little heir.
Anne Temple 2014