A theatre project to celebrate the historic Neston Female Friendly Society will come to fruition at the end of this month.
Directed by Chester playwright Gail Young, A Walk Through Time is a unique production, written by members of Neston Players, which will be performed at the town’s Civic Hall from May 28-31.
The play explores the history behind the society and why the tradition and values behind the annual walk, the parade, are still strong and relevant today.
The play is set in modern day but delves back in time throughout covering Napoleonic times, the Boer War and the First and Second World Wars.
Gail said: “It is a diverse production that anyone can enjoy and may make you cry but will definitely make you laugh out loud.
“It is about love and loss, community and camaraderie.”
The play will include music and singing from the Hip & Harmony choir and musician Steve Daintree.
Gail has overseen a group of seven writers who have all contributed to the writing process for the play – Stella Young, Chrissy Anyon, Cliff Barnes, Marnie Clark, Greg Jones, Jenny Rae and Cheryl Barker.
The cast includes 27 local performers.
Gail, of Guilden Sutton, wrote the acclaimed play Cheshire Cats, which follows the emotional journey of a group of friends as they aim to speed-walk their way to fundraising success in the London Moonwalk while also enjoying a girly weekend away in the capital.
Greg Jones recently was awarded best supporting actor for his performance in the Players’ last production Dinner at this year’s North West NODA Awards (National Operatic and Dramatic Association).
Tickets are priced £9, while £1 from each evening performance ticket will be divided between Help for Heroes and Neston Female Society.
Concessions (£7) available for Wednesday and Thursday evenings only. Saturday matinee £5 available from: The Brown Horse, Temptations, Neston Natural Health & Beauty Clinic in Neston, Angelina Gems and Mozkitos Coffee House in Parkgate, Linghams Bookshop, Heswall and Eclipse, Brimstage or via www.brownpapertickets.co.uk or ring 0800 411 8881 (booking fee applies).