Runners and riders ready for a comedy canter in Bovingdon

Bovingdon Players: Ladies Day
Bovingdon Players: Ladies Day

They’re under starter’s orders for the next dose of drama at Bovingdon’s Memorial Hall.

After an acclaimed production of classic J B Priestley period piece An Inspector Calls in the summer, the Bovingdon Players have picked a more modern piece to close the year.

Award-winning comedy Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington has similarities to the much-loved Calendar Girls, another recent hit for the village group, says director John Downs.

“It’s about a group of close friends – their lives, their secrets, and their relationships – it’s much bigger than a day at the races,” he said.

“It is funny and poignant and the characters are very familiar.

“These are ordinary women who share an extraordinary day in the sun, reminding us all that friendship is a blessing to be cherished.”

At the centre of the drama are four fish factory workers off to the races for a day at the races to mark the impending retirement of one of the quartet.

The curtain goes up on Thursday, with 7.45pm performances continuing until Saturday.

Tickets are £9 (concessions £7) and you can either book online at or from the box office on 07905 512258.