Ladies Day at the Acorn

by | 1 June 2017 | Comedy, Performing Arts, Retford, Worksop

Mention Ladies’ Day to pretty much anybody and you’ll have the ladies reaching for fancy hats and dresses and the men looking up the odds. But in this case, you’re on to a sure bet with the summer comedy offering from the Acorn theatre’s own production team, Acorn Productions. Ladies’ Day will have you laughing until you’re hoarse! After outstanding success last autumn with ‘Allo ‘Allo, we move from wartime France to the recent past in God’s own county with this racy comedy from the pen of well-known contemporary writer Amanda Whittington. Ladies’ Day tells the story of four hard pressed lady fish-packers from Hull who find tickets for Ascot Ladies’ Day, the year it was temporarily relocated to nearby York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as they doll up and head off to the races. Glamour puss Shelley, hard-up Linda and Pearl who reveals a secret to devoted single mother, Jan guzzle champagne and come across a variety of characters from an arrogant TV pundit to a sensitive jockey.

You will not be gambling if you come along to see their adventures, Ladies’ Day will be your odds-on favourite.
The Acorn is Worksop’s only theatre, run entirely by volunteers and aims to provide the best possible variety of shows and entertainment for all ages and tastes. It has a brand new state-of-the-art sound desk and speakers, along with an array of modern stage lighting and tiered seating that allows the whole audience to enjoy clear views of the stage. It is located in the heart of Worksop on Queen Street, close to the bus station and town centre car parking. It provides a performance base for numerous local amateur societies, but also hosts both musical and drama professionals and shows aimed at children/families. There is a bar for pre-show and interval drinks and a kiosk selling hot drinks, sweets and ice-cream, etc.

The ladies will be under starter’s orders at 7.30pm on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June. Tickets priced at £10, concessions £8, are on sale from the theatre box office which is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12.00pm to 3.00pm, or Saturdays 10.00am to 12.00pm in person or by calling 01909 501817. Visit for more information on forthcoming shows and how to book and pay for tickets. Please enquire when booking if a member of your party has mobility difficulties, more accessible seating will be organised, where possible, or space made for a wheelchair.