Theatre group ready to debut new play

Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre will showcase production May 3-4

Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre will showcase In Her Majesty’s Service May 3-4.

Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre is putting the finishing touches on their new play In Her Majesty’s Service.

Written and directed by Cheryl Lynne Lacey, the show takes place in England. A couple from Saskatchewan win a dream trip to England only to encounter mistaken identities, jewel thieves, a nasty hotel owner and a whole assortment of unique characters.

“It is quite different from anything we have done before,” said  Lacey, “and of course the British accent is sometimes a challenge. The show includes a variety show within it, Shakespearean baseball and a jolly good sing-a-long. It is full of belly laughs and requires some audience participation as they enjoy themselves in Boars Nest dining area.”

In Her Majesty’s Service will be performed at the Hope Legion on May 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will also be a dinner show at 6 p.m. on May 4 featuring a selection of British food samples including scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pickled eggs and onions, quiche, meat pie, trifle and special cakes.

Tickets are $10 for the Saturday shows ($12 at the door) and $20 for the Sunday show.  This will be the last performance by the players until the Christmas pantomime.

“We’ve been going strong for a year now and the cast needs a summer break from rehearsals,” said Lacey. “They are a very dedicated and very tired troupe.”

Tickets will be on sale at Envision Financial on April 28. They are also available at or 604-869-2435.

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