Yellowcoats at the ready: it’s Hi-de-Hi at Rugby Theatre

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HI-de-Hi, a show set in the golden age of seaside holidays is the latest production to hit the stage at Rugby Theatre from Saturday.

The show has been written by Paul Carpenter and Ian Gower and is set in a 50s holiday camp. It revolves around the lives of the camp’s management and entertainers, most of them struggling actors or has-beens. It’s the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas. He needs female Yellowcoats to go and work out there and the annual Miss Yellowcoat competition will decide who is to go. Rivalry between the girls is fierce, with Sylvia and Gladys joint forerunners to win the coveted yellow sash.

This comedy is being directed by Mike Allen and features, amongst others, Michelle Marsella as Peggy, Tom Browning as Jeffrey and Debbie Higham as Gladys. The show includes a number of singalong songs and, according to the theatre leaves you feeling like you have been on holiday yourself.

It’s on every weeknight between July 14 and 21 at 7.30pm. Call (01788) 541234 for tickets.