A GROUP sidelined for three years due to the Covid-19 pandemic is returning to the stage.

Stenton Footlights are back this month for their production of A Bunch of Amateurs.

Sally Brown, chairman of Stenton Footlights, was looking forward to returning to the village hall.

She said: “Two weeks before the performances were due to take place in 2020, lockdown was announced.

“We are delighted to be performing A Bunch of Amateurs in Stenton Village Hall this year, from March 22 to 25.”

Rehearsals began in January, with backstage and front-of-house crews helping support the cast.

The play-within-a-play comedy tells the story of a fading Hollywood star invited to perform King Lear at Stratford, but it’s not Stratford on Avon but Stratford St John in Suffolk and he’s dismayed to discover he’s performing with a bunch of amateurs.

The play is directed by Joanne Legge, who said: “The script is by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, so there are plenty of funny lines and lively characters. It’s been great fun to bring this to life and we hope the audience enjoy it as much as we will enjoy performing it.”

Tickets, £10, are available from janmac0@btinternet.com or by calling 01368 850665.