Cheers, tears and fears in a drama group three-hander

Cheers, Tears, Fears and Beers – that’s the title of the revue to be staged by Warkworth Drama Group next week.

The cheers element is to be supplied by the brilliance of Simpson and Galton’s classic Blood Donor sketch which helped cement Tony Hancock’s place as a master comedian in the 1960s. The tale of ‘the lad, himself’ who discovers that he is a rare blood group gets a slightly updated makeover by the Warkworth players without interfering with any of the immortal lines.

Alan Bennett’s superb monologue Cream Cracker Under the Settee is expected to invoke the tears as Meg Dixon plays the part of the elderly woman, lying helpless after a fall in her front room, reflecting poignantly on her life.

And the fears arrive in Pru Heathcote’s play The Wide Blue Yonder which centres on an agoraphobic woman who yearns to break out of the emotional straitjacket that has been created by her manipulative and mentally bullying husband.

Can a chance meeting with a young cyclist be the catalyst for escape from her psychological shackles?

The group’s three-hander will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 26, 27 and 28. Doors open at 7pm. There will also be a matinee on Saturday beginning at 2.30pm.

The production is being staged at Warkworth Memorial Hall where there will be a licensed bar serving wine, soft drinks and the beers that form the fourth element of the revue title.

Tickets cost £6 and are available from N&F Young of Amble, Warkworth Village Store and online via