Drama group’s Christmas appeal for 1950s pram and TV

A drama group is turning back the clock 60 years –- and making an urgent appeal for two period props.

“Celebration”, the new Christmas comedy-drama being staged by Alfreton Wesley Church drama group, is set in 1952.

But the group has been unable to find two necessary items – a 1950s pram and a 1950s television set.

Producer David Hopkinson said: “We want to give the play an authentic 1950s feel, through costumes and stage set. We would love to hear from anyone willing to loan us the props that we need.”

“Celebration”, which is being presented at the church in Ellesmere Avenue, on Thursday and Friday, December 13th and 14th at 7.30pm, tells of a housewife trapped in an unhappy marriage.

As a new Elizabethan age dawns comes the chance to escape – but will she take it? Then help comes from a most unlikely quarter.

The play, which has a cast of 14, is the latest production by the group, which has been staging plays for well over 20 years and now presents three productions a year.

The drama will form part of a celebration of Christmas, which will also offer the chance to sing well-loved carols and enjoy seasonal refreshments.

Admission is free. There will be a collection for the Meningitis Trust in memory of local youngster two-year-old Jacob Holmes.

David, who can be contacted on 01773 833627, added: “Time is getting short, so we would be glad to hear as soon as possible from anyone who can help us with our search for props.”