Rags to riches...and back to rags again

A TALE of rags to riches, and back to rags again, will bring laughter and tears to the audience of The Blakehay theatre this month.

Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society’s extraordinary musical Spend, Spend, Spend – starring Ann Bond, Kirsty Davies and Oliver Martin - will take you back to the 1960s when young Viv Nicholson dumps her first husband in favour of the love of her life, and second husband, Keith.

Living on the brink of poverty, their lives take a dramatic change when they spend their last two pounds on a pub blow-out and tune in for the results of the football pools.

With an extraordinary win the couple embark on a fun and ridiculously frivolous spending spree that sees them lose all their friends and spiral into a drunken mess.

The show pulls out every emotion in the bag, with the themes of death and disaster to a whirlwind of happiness and excitement, and will provide a succession of beautifully-crafted songs.

Spend, Spend, Spend, which is not suitable for children under the age of 12, will be at The Blakehay theatre from April 26-28 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced �8.50-9.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645493 or online at www.worleoperatic.co.uk

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Worle Operatic and Dramatic Society will also be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a dinner dance. While the group gave their first show in October 1972, they will be holding the event on May 26 at 7pm.

The event will take place at Doubletree by Hilton at Cadbury House in Congresbury. If any ex-members would like to join contact kate.emmery@hotmail.co.uk