Canterville Ghost performed in Cheddar

PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 December 2010

Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost

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CHEDDAR Arts @ Kings Theatre is presenting a special Christmas event next week when the Rain and Shine Theatre Company returns to the village.

Having performed A Christmas Carol for Cheddar Arts at the organisation’s first Christmas event last year, Rain and Shine is returning with Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.

The company’s production takes place just before Christmas 1884, at the ancestral family home, the Chase, haunted by 300 year old Sir Simon de Canterville.

It concerns his dealings with the new owners, the Otises, from America and cultures clash as brash new American materialism and stuffy old British tradition battle it out for control of the house.

The action is charming, witty and at times farcical and with carols and a Christmassy feel, the production is one for all of the family to enjoy – it is suitable for children from eight upwards.

“It’s going to be a fun evening with a raffle, Christmas treats and surprises,” said Cheddar Arts organiser Gill Scard.

“The Canterville Ghost was Wilde’s first short story and it’s still one of his most popular pieces of writing.”

It takes place on Wednesday at the theatre in the Kings of Wessex School at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £11 for adults or £8 for children, are available from the box office at Kings Fitness and Leisure or by telephone on 01934 744939 ext 6.

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