‘It’s been a pleasure to prepare a period piece’

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The director putting together Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company’s new show says it’s been a real pleasure to put together the period piece.

The curtain goes up on Dick Barton at the Boxmoor Playhouse next week, and Karina Bygate says: “When you read something that makes you laugh out loud you know it’s going to be even better when it comes off the page.

Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company production of Dick Barton, June 2013

Hemel Hempstead Theatre Company production of Dick Barton, June 2013

“The 1940s period is also a lovely time to portray, still close enough to feel very relevant but far enough away to poke a bit of fun at it too.

“It is a different era for most of us and it’s been a good challenge getting those very forties, clipped accents, the hairstyles, clothes and props.

The tongue in cheek musical take on the famous radio detective of the post-war period has been a popular theatre hit since it was first staged in 1999.

Find out how you can book tickets online at www.boxmoorplayhouse.co.uk