Villagers attend successful Woodbury variety show

SCORES of people attended a variety show held in Woodbury which helped raise thousands for a number of charities.

SCORES of people attended a variety show held in Woodbury which helped raise thousands for a number of charities.

Known locally as the Woodbury Follies, those who attended the event, held at the village hall, were entertained by a wide array of acts which included musicians, dancers and comedians.

Judy Day, of Cottles Lane, helped organise the show, called the Omnibus edition, which had a theme of transport. Reflecting on its success, she was thrilled to see such a wide spectrum of people taking part.

“There were so many husband and wife as well as father and son teams both in front and behind the curtain,” she said.


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“The youngest member of the cast was only three and there were two five-year-olds singing in a band.”

Judy added: “The oldest member of the cast – who would admit to her age – was 85.

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“As usual the show was almost entirely sold-out with tickets for the most popular show on Saturday selling out within 15 minutes of going on sale.”

The show ran for three nights and was produced by Phil Slater, Sara Hurlock and Judy Day.

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