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More glee, vicar! Sue Elliott as Geraldine in St James' Church.

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Graham Spencer, who plays Jim, and Peter Etherington who plays Frank.

John Hurton Director

Take one: Director John Hurton in St James' Church, Burton Lazars.

Shoot 1

Above and below: Shooting the video in St James' Church, Burton Lazars.

Shoot 2

Shoot 3

Church provides perfect setting

No, no, no, no, no, no...yes, you've guessed it... The Vicar of Dibley is coming to town and where better place to shoot a video to be shown during the stage performance than in St James' Church, Burton Lazars.

The new stage production of the popular television series has been adapted by the team behind Melton Musical Theatre Company's hugely successful performances of Fawlty Towers and will take place later this month at Melton Theatre.

The show follows Dibley’s beloved villagers on a hilarious journey through three of the series most memorable episodes. From the residents’ first reaction to a lady vicar in arrival, to the excitement and embarrassment of Dibley’s appearance on national television in Songs of Praise, to the unforgettable joy when Hugo and Alice finally tie the knot in Love and Marriage.

Filming inside St James' Church took place last Saturday (August 26th) and director John Hurton explained:"The purpose of the shoot is to use the footage in one of the episodes, “Songs of Praise” when the BBC show comes to Dibley. This will be shown to the audience to represent the actual programme that the cast are watching in ‘real time’. Or at least that’s the plan!"

The production features all the characters your remember, and the laughs you’d forgotten about, and will make you fall in love with the little Oxfordshire village all over again. The cast features a number of new members as well as several familiar faces: Sue Elliot as Geraldine Granger, Graham Spencer as Jim, Karen Peters as Alice Tinkler, John Taylor as David Horton, Gareth Bradwick as Hugo Horton, Peter Etherington as Frank, Margaret Dorn as Mrs Copley and Andy Brown as Owen.

Other supporting cast members include: Graham Hall, Phil Hopkinson, Benjamin Studd, Ben Paddock, Vicky Brady, Emily Hall, Marilyn Pepper, John Stewart, Becky Woodcock and Carole Tedds. Tickets are available now from the Melton Theatre box office, by calling (01664) 851111 or visiting www.meltontheatre.co.uk

The production runs from September 27 to 30. Tickets are priced from £15 - £17, with a percentage of the sales being donated to Comic Relief.

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The cast of the Melton Musical Theatre Company's production of The Vicar of Dibley. 


Phil Balding, 01/09/2017

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