Glen Barker (Jack Cameron), Jules Jones (Guardian Angel) and Laura Harwood (Susie Cameron).

St Nicolas Players in spooky production

Spooky goings on at Spalding Services and Social Club on High Street, don’t end with the Halloween disco this year.

November 4, 5 and 6 sees St Nicolas Players present a seasonal ghostly treat with their play Spirit Level, a supernatural comedy by Pam Valentine.

Spirit Level has an ever-bickering ghostly married couple evoke the strange power of their even stranger Guardian Angel to come to the aid of a cash-strapped young couple who have rented their former cottage and are expecting their first baby at Christmas.

The terrified local estate agent is desperate to hide the numerous strange occurrences from the newly-weds, and the bride’s mother is determined to split them up, so she can marry off her daughter to someone she considers more suitable.

This is the first time that the Services and Social Club has hosted a play, and the new club committee is keen to see whether regular theatre nights can be a success, alongside its already well attended event schedule, which normally ranges from bingo and tribute bands through to burlesque shows.

Martin Tyrrell, director of Spirit Level, said: “The club has gone out of its way to make us feel welcome, particularly as we couldn’t perform at all for the last two years due to the pandemic and the refurbishment of the South Holland Centre.

“Spirit Level is a wonderful play with a Christmassy ending, perfect for the time of year, and we’re looking forward to putting it on for both club members and the general public in November.”

Spalding Services and Social Club is getting back to normal after the enforced closure, and offers its members a well-appointed public bar, as well as snooker, darts and pool and a very popular and well attended bingo night, as well as its regular entertainment nights in a large events hall, which is also available for private hire.

New members are joining all the time, and the club is currently enjoying a resurgence in the area.

“We hope that the play will offer an affordable and accessible way to bring live theatre to people who may not be your idea of a traditional play-goer,” says Martin Tyrrell.

“We’re offering discounted tickets for club members, as well as giving non-members a chance to see the excellent facilities on offer at the club.”

Tickets are £9 (£7.50 concessions) and are available from behind the bar at the club, or from Bookmark in The Crescent, or by telephoning 01775 711744.

Instead of the normal theatre rows, seats are arranged ‘cabaret-style’, in groups of six around a small table, and guests are welcome to bring snacks and nibbles.

A full bar will be open at the interval for liquid refreshments!

Performances start at 7.30pm.

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