Adel Players perform "Gosforth's Fete" at St John's Church, Adel                                    26 June 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce the first piece of live theatre from Adel Players since before we were forced to cancel our production of Going Straight in April 2020 due to Covid. St John's Church, Adel, had asked us to help them mark the Patronal Festival of St John on 26 June and the vehicle chosen was Gosforth's Fete, a short comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Mike Andrews, this was an outdoor production staged in the church grounds just in front of the historical entrance archway. The play was part of an afternoon of celebration with a range of stalls and activities. Courtesy of our member, Ron Darby, here is a picture of the assembled cast and crew:

Everyone enjoyed the production  and we have received many comments about how this felt like returning to some normality: sitting in the sunshine and watching Adel Players performing a play! So far, with more to be counted, the whole event has raised over £1,150 for Church funds. Our thanks to all who helped make the production happen and to all those who kindly supported the event.