Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting WN NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Zimmer frames at the ready for show
Buy this photo » SLOW GOING: The cast make their way through Worcester (40147007)
A COMPANY of actors were drawing the eyes of shoppers as they promoted their latest show from behind the handles of their zimmer frames.
People enjoying the fine sunny weather in Worcester on Saturday may have been forgiven for thinking the city centre had been invaded by a particularly noisy bunch of grannies.
However, the group were in fact drumming up publicity – or rather drumming the feet of their zimmer frames – for Worcester Operatic and Dramatic Society’s (WODS) latest production, Mel Brook’s The Producers.
The multi award-winning comedy is running at the Swan Theatre in the middle of this month.
The ‘granny walk’ was WODS’ nod to one of the show’s more memorable numbers, Little Old Lady Land, in which a chorus of venerable ladies tap out a rhythm using their frames.
In the show, it’s the ‘little old ladies’ who stump up the cash for the play the unscrupulous producers of the title are putting on, hoping it will be a flop so they can walk away with the money.
Rachel Sedgley, from WODS, said the company had gone for “visual effect” and they certainly caught the eyes and ears of passers-by as they tapped along from The Cross to the Elgar Statue and back, raising more than a few smiles and quizzical looks along the way.
The show itself is running at the Swan Theatre, from Tuesday, October 16, until Saturday, October 20, with performances at 7.30pm, daily and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are priced from £15.50.