Marlowe Players stage a players play

Watching a play on a balmy evening may not be to everyone’s taste – but the Marlowe Players are hoping they have found the perfect production for the summer.

The Darley Abbey-based theatre group are to perform Frank Vickery’s Trivial Pursuits. It involves members of an amateur theatre company having a barbecue as their next play is to be announced. But the society’s business manager has promised four different shows and the plum roles to four different people.

It is being directed by Richard Astle – his first production for the Marlowes although he has directed four plays for Allestree Theatre Group.

“The play is just right for the summer. It’s a really funny play and there’s a lot of opportunity for humour.”

The Marlowe Players present Trivial Pursuits at Darley Abbey Village Hall from Tuesday until Saturday, July 23-27.

For tickets go to or call 07961 607372.