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Theatre group benefits from antiques – as centre prepares for late opening

By Tom Oakley | Bridgnorth entertainment | Published:

An antiques centre is providing some vintage props for a local production of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

The Old Mill Antiques Centre is lending The Bridgnorth Players a number of antique items for its Christmas show.

The show is set to play at Much Wenlock, Worfield and Chelmarsh before finishing its run in Bridgnorth.

Bridgnorth players props manager Yvette Metcalf said: “We need a number of authentic Victorian items for our show and the Old Mill kindly agreed to lend us some pieces.

“We're very grateful to centre director John Ridgway for letting us borrow the items, it all helps to create that typical Dickensian atmosphere!”

The Bridgnorth Players production of A Christmas Carol will be staged at Much Wenlock Priory Hall on December 6, Worfield Village Hall on December 7 and Chelmarsh Village Hall on December 8.

It will come to a close at Bridgnorth Leisure Centre on December 9, where there will be both a matinee and an evening performance at the leisure centre.

Tickets are £8 if booked by December 4 and £10 on the door, available by emailing bridgnorthplayers@yahoo.co.uk, telephoning 01746 767425 or online via Ticketsource (small booking fee) at: www.bridgnorthplayers.wordpress.com.

Group bookings are £6 per person for group bookings if booked by December 4, £8 per person after that and £10 on the door.

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Meanwhile, the antiques centre will open for late-night shopping during the run-up to the festive season – for the first time in its history.

The centre, and Charlie's Tea Rooms, will be open until 8pm on every Wednesday until Christmas.

“This is a first for us and we are opening for late night festive shopping due to popular demand!”, added Old Mill director John Ridgway.

“We will be open from 10am until 8pm every Wednesday and Charlie's Tea Rooms will be welcoming visitors at the same time.”

The Old Mill is situated in Mill Street, Low Town and there is free parking for centre and tea room visitors.

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Shropshire Star reporter responsible for the covering Telford and Bridgnorth and the surrounding areas. Got a story? Email tom.oakley@shropshirestar.co.uk or call 01952 241457.

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