The beloved British sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley, originally ran on BBC television between 1994 and 1998. Set in Dibley, a fictional small village in Oxfordshire, the series told the tale of what happens when a female vicar is assigned to a rural parish.
Hilarity ensues as the new vicar tries to win over the stodgy council members while staying true to herself and her pastoral duties. At first the village community is horrified at having received a female Vicar from the head church, however eventually they learn to accept her as she learns (and challenges) the steadfast ways of the village. She manoeuvres her way into the hearts of the parishioners and the community in which she lives.
The quirky characters in the village have become much loved, prompting FAMDA’s decision to stage this iconic comedy.
FAMDA’s production of The Vicar of Dibley will utilise the stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series which was written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
This play has all the 8 major characters from the television series and 23 scenes, all of which take place in the Parish Hall where the Parish Council meets; the vicarage where Rev. Geraldine lives, the vestry or the church.
FAMDA will be staging The Vicar of Dibley directed by Noel Stringer with performances between 1 – 15 March 2019, leading into the Prom Coast Festival.
David Horton – Michael Hogan
Geraldine (Vicar) – Christine Skicko
Hugo Horton – Adrian Darakai
Alice Tinker – Amanda Mohamed
Letitia Cropley – Jean Moore
Jim Trott – Barry Paterson
Frank Pickle – Chris Papas
Owen Newitt – Arie Bos
Woman at Church – Cindy Hasthorpe