Newick

Country Market: will be open on Friday morning in the Village Hall from 10 to 11am.

Cricket: Fixtures this weekend are, Heathfield Park will be playing at Newick this Saturday on Sunday Waldron will be visiting Newick both of these games will commence at 1pm

Junior game this Sunday for the Under 11 will be at home to against Portslade this will start at 9.30am, the under 14’s will play on Tuesday evening at 6 pm they will also be playing at home against Preston Nomads this game will start at 6pm

Sunday services at St. Mary’s: will be 8am Holy Communion, followed by Family Service at 9.30am , lifts to Church are available if booked in advance by telephoning 722 582

DATE for your May Diary: Thursday 12th May the Newick Afternoon Club will be meeting in the Community Centre at 2.30pm.

Acting debuts: Newick Amateur Dramatic Society’s next production, The Ghost Train, will feature four people making their first appearances on the Village Hall stage. Claire Carter, who was the prompt for Newick’s December production, has decided to move in front of the curtain this time and will be joined by Olive Carter resulting in a mother and daughter stage-pairing. David Hayes is taking a break from the Buxted Players to join the cast, and Steve Clark recently retired and lives Chailey. In total there are eleven characters in the play.

The Ghost Train was written by Arnold Ridley, perhaps better known as Private Godfrey in the TV series, Dad’s Army. The play is set in the 1950’s and tells of a group of passengers who are stranded at a remote country station having missed their last connection. They resort to spending the night there although the station master urges them to leave and relates the story of a rail accident nearby which resulted in the station being haunted by a ghost train. Sure enough, the ghost train does go through and other apparitions materialise to provide an evening of comedy and suspense with a twist at the end in what Guardian critic, Alfred Hickling, has called ‘the greatest stage ghost story of all time’.

The production will be at Newick Village Hall, BN8 4LE on the 11th-14th May at 8.00pm and tickets price £9 are available from 01825 722359, from Newick Butchers, or on the door. For further details go to www.newickdrama.org

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