A classic comedy

Christina Hague as Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops To Conquer by High Tor Players.
Christina Hague as Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops To Conquer by High Tor Players.

matlock’s High Tor Players will tackle Oliver Goldsmith’s classic tale She Stoops To Conquer at Ashover Parish Hall from November 17-19.

With a cast of 12, the play presents a demanding challenge. Director Dennis Todd is confident he has a very strong cast, made up of experienced players.

The plot concerns the relationship between young Charles Marlow (Richard Bryant) and Kate Hardcastle (Christina Hague) whose respective fathers want them to marry. Charles is reticent with women of his own class and is shy in Kate’s presence though, in contrast, he is a ‘Jack the lad’ in the presence of lower-class women. The plot is progressed by the action of characters with comic eccentricities in a series of almost farcical occurrences.

Performances take place in Ashover Parish Hall at 7.30pm nightly. All tickets are £7 and can be obtained in advance from Susan Devaney on 01629 733407, from Ashover Post Office and from Matlock Tourist Information Centre or at the door on the night.