Just mention the phrase “I’m free” to people of a certain generation and one TV show will immediately spring to mind - ‘Are You Being Served?’
And now Ballywillan Drama Group are resurrecting this comedy classic and bringing it to the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine next month.
The play has everyone’s favourite characters including Mollie Sugden’s ‘Mrs Slocombe’, John Inman’s ‘Mr Humphries’ and Frank Thornton’s ‘Captain Peacock’.
The staff of Grace Brothers department store prepare first for a sale of German goods and then depart en masse for a staff holiday at a one star hotel on Spain’s Costa Plonka.
The play stars many local actors including Alan McClarty, Maxine McAleenon, Kent Bolton, Kellyann McKillen, Hugh McLaughlin and Paul Sleet. Director Brian Logan said: “Rehearsals have been a combination of mayhem, laughter and hard work. With such a short turn around between our recent musical Annie and the play, the cast have worked extremely hard at recreating the iconic characters of the television series.
“The cast are all enjoying her roles which has made working on the production most enjoyable. We are indebted to our play sponsors McClartys Insurance and RLA Mortages for their valuable financial input which has enabled us to stage the play.”
The play runs from April 4-8. Tickets £15 can be booked online at www.riversidetheatre.org.uk or by telephone on 028 70 123 123.