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Dibley auditions attract many

“David” gives his opinion at the Vicar of Dibley auditions.
“David” gives his opinion at the Vicar of Dibley auditions. Mairi Manley

AUDITIONS for the Murwillumbah Theatre Company's version of the Vicar of Dibley took place on Monday night at the Civic Centre.

"It's one of the best turnouts we've had for auditions," director Julie West said.

The production is due to "launch" on May 18, with all the expectation of a rip-roaring and hilarious performance by Murwillumbah's version of village folk from Dibley, Oxfordshire in England where the comedy is set.

Acting roles have not yet been assigned with Ms West and co-writers deciding in the next few days.

The vicar of Dibley has passed away during a sermon and villagers await the new 'man.'

To their surprise and horror, it's a woman in the form of Geraldine Granger, a large and buxom woman of the world set to make some changes in the village and wake it from its sleepy apathy.

The same lovable characters like the cantankerous Owen through to Jim, with his "no, no, no, no....yes" will have the audience in stitches.

It's early days at the auditions, but My Daily News will follow the progress of the production from audition through to the last performance.

In a literal "behind the scenes" look at theatre production, you'll get to see how it all works, with journalist Mairi Manley "breaking a leg" to help out.

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Topics:  murwillumbah theatre company theatre



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