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Award-winning High Wycombe theatre group put on Sweet Charity
FOLLOWING on from the success of winning an award for their youth theatre production, Wyspas is bringing the story of Miss Charity Hope Valentine to the stage.
The High Wycombe amateur dramatics group, which has been running for 72 years, will be performing Sweet Charity at the Town Hall next week, which includes hit numbers, Big Spender, Rhythm of Life and many more. T
he group's secretary, Lynn McMinn is hoping to see the audience tapping their feet to the upbeat music.
The show comes soon after the Wyspas Youth Theatre cast of Hairspray were awarded the NODA Youngstars Award. Lynn said: "It is absolutely brilliant, especially for the kids who worked so hard.
"And the fact we managed to keep four of them who stayed on for this."
The picture shows some of the High Wycombe based cast with Rita Carpenter, a councillor of NODA and Bucks Free Press reviewer presenting the award to Rosie Baker who played the part of Penny Pingleton in the show.
Rosie, who is BFP columnist's Colin Baker's daughter, will be taking the lead role in Sweet Charity as Charity Hope Valentine.
Her sister, Lucy, is also in another leading role.
So what is the story about? Lynn said: "The show follows the misadventures of the unlucky in love Charity Hope Valentine, who lives in hope her Prince Charming is just around the corner."
It is against the backdrop of the 1960s and Lynn said it is very funny. They also have a new director, Matthew Dye, who directed Beauty and Beast for the Wycombe Swan Youth Theatre. Lynn said: "It is not going to be the usual direction. He tends to be innovative."
Sweet Charity is at the Wycombe Swan Town Hall from September 19-22 at 7.45pm. Tickets range from £8-£14. To book call 01494 512000 or go to www.wycombeswan.co.uk
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