Music, magic and comedy in Dunchurch

A scene from rehearsals.
A scene from rehearsals.

Prepare to be entertained in Dunchurch when two variety shows take place at the village hall.

Members of Dunchurch Festival Group will take to the stage with a number of famous sketches from the likes of Ronnie Corbett and Victoria Wood.

A royal appearance at the show?

A royal appearance at the show?

They take place on Friday, September 23 and 24.

Ann Wright, of Dunchurch Festival Group, said: “The variety shows are going to be filled with music, singing, dancing, comic sketches and the recreation of some iconic comic sketches, plus a preview of the Pantomaniacs’ next production.

“They are performed by some of the best local talent from the Dunchurch and Rugby area.”

Ann said they are guaranteed to raise a smile.

“It will be brilliant, the rehearsal was very funny,” she said.

In a year of significant national anniversaries and some sad losses in the world of entertainment, the shows promises a number of these topical references.

Proceeds will go to one of Her Majesty’s children’s charities and village good causes.

As well as hilarious sketches, there will be a Python tribute and performances by Dunchurch Voices and (Saturday only) The Dunchurch Band.

There are also plans to include a short excerpt from next year’s pantomime, The Princess and The Pea, written by Sue Protheroe.

The Saturday show will kick off with complimentary sparkling wine, a trio of puddings and a liqueur in the interval. During both intervals there will be a licensed bar and fundraising raffles.

Tickets are available from Wanda’s Ladies’ Fashions, The Square, Dunchurch, (01788) 522021. It costs £6 for adults, £3 for under 16s on September 23 and Saturday is £12. For more information, visit