Tim is into bat for the Players

The Hospital Players are presenting Outside Edge this month
The Hospital Players are presenting Outside Edge this month

The Hospital Players are back on stage this month with Richard Harris’ cricketing comedy Outside Edge.

Team captain Roger is desperately trying to assemble his cricket team which includes all-rounder Bob, ageing lothario Dennis, demon spinner Kevin and batsman Alex.

Roger’s long-suffering wife, Miriam, is also equally desperate to ensure her famed cricket tea is up to scratch.

Unfortunately they had not reckoned on the interference, hysterics and mayhem of the other wives and girlfriends.

Among those starring in the play is Gainsborough performer Tim Snell, 23, who plays Alex.

This will be Tim’s first innings with the Hospital Players and he is looking forward to the challenge.

He said: “I started performing when I was 16 in the play You’re Only Young Twice at the Old Nick Theatre in Gainsborough.

“Since then, I have been involved with several play and musical theatre societies such as the Gainsborough and Scunthorpe Musical Theatre Societies and the Brigg Amateur Operatic Society.

“I first found out about the Hospital Players when I went to see a friend of mine perform in Private Lives in 2016.

“It was on her advice that I decided to join the group.

I’m really enjoying playing my character Alex.

“He is a very self-centred person and almost all of the time he’s focused on no-one but himself.

“All his interactions with every other character seem to always be drawing more attention to himself.

“He has such an uncaring attitude with his new fling Sharon as well.

“The fact he’s actually a good cricketer doesn’t help it either, although that’s the whole reason why all the other characters tolerate him so much.

“I’ve never played a character quite like Alex so playing him while incorporating all of these characteristics has been quite a different and interesting experience for me.”

Will the other characters tolerate Alex?

Will Miriam’s tea be up to up scratch?

Will the roller get repaired?

Will Ginnie get a suntan?

And will Kevin be able to play after ruining his raison d’etre?

The play is at the Plowright Theatre in Scunthorpe from April 24-28.

Tickets are £10 on 0844 8542776 or https://bit.ly/2Ex44jB