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Cissie and Ada at the Wyvern
2:15pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in National Entertainment News
COMEDY writer Terry Ravenscroft caught up with his comedy creations Cissie and Ada during the UK tour of the Les Dawson tribute play Cissie & Ada.
After writing TV sketches for the characters in the 70s, this was the first-time Terry had come face to face with the new 'stage versions' of his iconic creations. Terry had allowed Glossop producer Chris Mellor to incorporate his 30-year-old sketches into the brand new play.
Cissie & Ada is a comedy play based on Les Dawson’s comic TV characters starring two former Coronation Street favourites Eric Potts (Diggory) and Steven Arnold (Ashley). Steve Nallon (famous for his Mrs Thatcher impersonation live and on Spitting Image) and actress Natasha Magigi join the cast to revisit the story and the culture behind the side-splitting sketches and that of BBC Light Entertainment in the 80’s as well as bringing Dawson and Barraclough’s comedy genius back to life.
Terry was very impressed by the play and the performances, saying 'the play tells a lot of the off-stage story of the time about Les, whilst being funny and enjoyable, it was great to see the old girls back - I couldn’t have written better'.
Cissie and Ada will be performed at Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre on Wednesday, November 6. www.wyverntheatre.org.uk