REDDITCH has a new vicar and she is making a special appearance at the Palace Theatre courtesy of theatre group All & Sundry.
The group's production of the hit TV series sees members of the theatre company performing three episodes, The Arrival, Election, and The Easter Bunny, exactly as scripted recreating the hilarious antics of the original.
Dibley, a small Oxfordshire village, is assigned a female vicar following the changes in the Church of England that permitted the ordination of women.
In ratings terms, the programme is among the most successful in the digital era and has also received multiple British Comedy Awards.
Characters included David Horton, pompous chairman of the Parish Council, Alice Tinker, dippy church verger, Hugo Horton, David’s sweet-natured yet dim-witted son, Frank Pickle, the likable but boring and pedantic secretary of the parish council, Jim Trott, openly promiscuous with a penchant for young blondes, and Owen Newitt, the flatulent farmer with questionable attitudes toward his animals.
Director Mike Jeffrey said: '"We've assembled a great cast who have worked really hard to recreate the characters from the world famous sitcom and they've had a great deal of fun in rehearsal which will transfer to the stage - the audience will love it."
Vicar Of Dibley, by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, runs fromMarch 19 to 22 at 7.30pm with a matinee on March 22 at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available from the Palace box office on 01527 61544 or online at redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.