Ali Baba coming to Lutterworth

Russ Crooks and Imi Hornsby of Lutterworth Wycliffe Drama Group
Russ Crooks and Imi Hornsby of Lutterworth Wycliffe Drama Group

This year’s seasonal production from Wycliffe Drama Group is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves by Ben Crocker.

In scorching Baghdad the audience will meet the Lutterworth group’s principal boy, Ali Baba (Beth Cunningham), who is down on his luck and in love with the principal girl, the lovely Safiya (Tabatha Gregg )who is a slave girl in Ali’s brother’s household.

But Ali’s luck changes when he stumbles across a magnificent cave of treasures.

As you’d expect, the villainous Sheikh Mustafa Leikh (Richard Hill) and his band of incompetent thieves are waiting in the wings ready to scupper Ali’s plans and receive plenty of boos along the way.

Other fun characters include Kamil, the Dancing Camel, and Mum Baba (Wycliffe’s beloved dame).

Group publicity officer Alison Woodward said: “Join us through the twists and turns of a great story as they head towards the inevitable happy ending. With plenty of songs to sing along to, and dances from Helen Warrington’s dancers, there will be plenty of chances for audience participation and, of course, laugh out loud moments galore.

“This is a show not to be missed!”

The play is being directed by Becky Harwood and produced by Claire Mann and Averil O’Boyle.

Also among the cast are Russ Crooks and Imi Hornsby as comedy duo Yessah and Nossah.

It is being staged at Lutterworth College in Bitteswell Road on Thursday, January 22, Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24.

There will be a 7.30pm showing each nigh,t as well as a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

Tickets are available by calling on 07913 880 663 or from Aspect Stationers, of 10 Church Street, Lutterworth.

Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 for concessions,£25 for a family of four and £30 for a family of five.

For more information visit the website wycliffedrama group.blogspot.co.uk.