Cresta’s run of double bill

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Second Sight is a double bill of plays by local writer Sue Wilding and which will be performed by Cresta amateur acting company.

The production will be staged at Burniston Village Hall from Thursday June 27 until Saturday June 29, daily 7.30pm.

The first play is I’ll Be Watching You, in which a kind-hearted man, Kenneth, helps Maggie to pick up her shopping in the street, and offers to do a few jobs for her around the house.

Maggie is slightly irritated by him, but does not see any harm in allowing him to do a bit of DIY for her. But then Kenneth starts to become a bit of a pest …

The second play, Hello Darkness My Old Friend, concerns a father, Phil, who is obsessively looking for his missing son Joe in the local park. Eventually Joe turns up. But so does Phil’s ex-wife Sarah. And when the couple start to dredge up old arguments, Joe disappears again.

Hello Darkness My Old Friend did very well at this year’s North Eastern Region drama festival in Saltburn, winning the Best Actor award for David Irwin as Phil, and the Adjudicator’s award for 11-year-old Will Stanway who plays Joe.

The play is about to be commissioned for publication by Samuel French Ltd.

“Amateur drama is very poorly attended in Scarborough, and I hope that people will come along and see the production, and give some encouragement to the cast and crew,” said Sue.