Fur flies over Sam, the widow magnet

Meg Dixon as Doris, Pru Heathcote as Mildred, Colin Heathcote as Sam and Steph Wilkinson as Ida. Picture by Jane Coltman
Meg Dixon as Doris, Pru Heathcote as Mildred, Colin Heathcote as Sam and Steph Wilkinson as Ida. Picture by Jane Coltman
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Sam is a shy Jewish widower who unwittingly becomes the centre of attention of three feuding New York widows after he meets them at a cemetery.

Two of the women fancy him while the third frowns on the possibility of any romantic ambitions her friends harbour for the bereaved butcher.

When a fourth lady enters the scene, who also has designs on our nervous hero, the fur begins to fly.

To see how the story develops, go along and watch Warkworth Drama Group’s interpretation of Ivan Menchell’s play The Cemetery Club which is being staged at the village Memorial Hall on April 23, 24 and 25.

Directed by Ralph Firth, the play is packed with comedy and sadness as the women come to terms with the deaths of their husbands and consider their futures.

Ida is sweet-tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is the feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun - with men; Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam enters the scene; and Mildred gently stirs the romantic morass.

Tickets for the performances, which start at 7.30pm, are £7 and are available at N&F Young of Amble and Warkworth Village Store, or from the group’s website www.warkworthdrama.org.uk

A licensed bar will be available.

Warkworth Drama Group was started in 1974 as a result of a mission organised by the then vicar, Rev Stephen Huxley, and the Parochial Church Council.

It usually stages three productions a year, including a pantomime.