Blyth: Players’ next show is deadly funny

Guardian Leisure
Guardian Leisure

Blyth Players have announced that their next production will Frank Vickery’s comedy One O’ Clock From The House.

Don’t be concerned that the occasion revolves around the funeral of an elderly father – not usually an occasion for hilarity.

But when the family concerned numbers amongst its members a wellington-clad cook that bakes almondless almond cakes, another who’s convinced his shopping trolley is a clever dog called Rover and a sister who’s a happy inmate of a psychiatric home the proceedings are bound to be lively.

The sisters Miriam, Margaret and Maureen are devastated by the death of their father – or at least, they would be, if they weren’t scheming and squabbling over arrangements for the funeral, such as what to do with their ‘non-compos mentis’ sister Mavis, and who will inherit the house.

However, their dead father had one last comic card up his sleeve and sibling rivalry suddenly becomes all-out sibling warfare.

The production runs from Thursday, 15th to Saturday 17th May at 7.30pm each night at the Barnby Memorial Hall on High Street in Blyth.

Tickets priced £5.50 for adults and £4.50 for concessions are available on 0778 491 6250 or by email at