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Old People are Revolting!

When the council decides to end its rates rebate for the elderly, the pen-pushers in the town hall have no idea what anarchy they are about to unleash. Led by tough former trade union firebrand, Shirley (Jeannie Freeman), and the ebullient former car salesman, Howie (Steve Epworth), a group of people living in a retirement community hit on the idea of ceding from the rest of the nation under the United Nations Charter.

Counselled by former High Court Judge, Patricia (Eileen Frier-Kelsey), and supported by level headed Peggy (Olivia Vernon) they’re convinced that if they become their own independent state, then the local council can’t tax them. Much to Patricia’s horror, Doug (Steve Vernon), an ex-farmer, is recruited to remove a bothersome council-owned tree. Doug couldn’t be happier, he’s been looking for something to do ever since he retired.

The media hear about the group and investigate in the shape of aspiring young reporter, Ashley Hardwick (Jennie Adams). Before you know it, the story has gone viral on the internet, and the revolution becomes unstoppable. The residents appoint Elizabeth (Annie Stephenson), the most elderly, as their own Queen, and a national anthem is written. This is serious stuff. How will the council respond given what is now nationwide coverage?

The Old People Are Revolting cleverly explores attitudes to seniors in our communities while treating the audience to an evening of uproarious entertainment.

Steve Vernon
Woodborough Players

 

Woodborough Carpet Bowls Club

Looking for some fun and light exercise on a Friday evening? Then look no further!

We meet every Friday (starting at 7.20pm) in Woodborough Village Hall to play carpet bowls. We don’t take it too seriously, so absolute beginners are welcome. Your first visit is free so you can give it a try at on us (if you decide to join, it’s just £5 annual membership plus £2 per attendance).

We currently have members from Woodborough, Arnold and Calverton, but wherever you live, we’d love to see you.

Want to know more? Then give Kate a call on 0115 9652376.

Woodborough Town Lands Charity

Charity number 241520

This Charity exists to provide financial assistance to residents of Woodborough who find themselves in financial difficulties. If you think that you need financial assistance, or you know somebody who needs help, please make an application to the Trustees.

Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please contact any of the following:

Alan Bates of 1 Ash Grove Woodborough   0115 9653291

Laura Wardle of 119 Main Street Woodborough 0115 9653072

Geoffrey Parkinson of 1a Main Street Woodborough 0115 9654551

Rosemary Wood of 19 Sunningdale Drive Woodborough 0115 965 3103

Sent by Andrew B.