THE Friends Of The Playhouse has released their upcoming events and activities for December.

Prior to the Christmas month, there will be a celebrity visit. On Wednesday, November 22, Paul Anderson will give an insightful talk on his life and his experiences as an actor and dancer.

Paul is best known for being the longest serving supporting extra in BBC's Casualty series. He started to play the character of Oscar in the late 1980's.

He will also tell some stories about his time as a disco champion in the early 1980's.

The talk, organised by The Friends Of The Playhouse, begins at 2pm in the Upstairs Bar of the High Street theatre.

After the event, attendees will be able to learn more in a Question and Answer session.

Tickets cost £6.50 for members and £8.50 for non-members, which includes tea and cake.

The Playhouse's regular coffee morning will be held from 10am until 11.30am on Saturday, December 2.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served.

There will also be a Christmas Music Quiz. Entry is £1, but you are more than welcome to just come along and listen, too.

The Grand Christmas Raffle will take place during the coffee morning on Saturday, December 9.

The first prize is a family ticket for this year's pantomime Dick Whittington, starring Linda Lusardi and a fantastic panto cast. This will run until December 31.

Attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments and delicious mince pies.

There will be no coffee morning on Saturday, December 16, December 23 and December 30.

The first coffee morning in the New Year will be on  Saturday, January 6.

The Friends Of The Playhouse membership only costs £15 a year. Anyone can sign up.

The Box Office can take sign-ups over the phone or over the counter, whichever you prefer.

Benefits include:

  • 15% off selected shows, with a maximum of two tickets per show.
  • 15% off products at the theatre bar and confectionary.
  • Regular social events.
  • One free ticket on your birthday. Please note you will need to register your date of birth at the Box Office to receive this.