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The Hoghton Players are staging ‘Side Effects’, a comedy by Eric Chappell, who created Rising Damp, to raise funds for Sue Ryder in Cuerden Hall and are calling on theatregoers to support the event.

Performances on August 13, 14 and 15 (Wed, Thurs, Fri) promise to offer a great night out with laughs in abundance.

Activities supervisor at Cuerden Hall Laura Brewer said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to welcome the community into Sue Ryder, Cuerden Hall.

“Some of our residents saw this performed in November, suggested we brought it here, and the Hoghton Players kindly obliged.”

The play focuses on the ‘side effects’ one character has seemingly developed after having undergone major surgery.

Set in a convalescent home, the play unfolds to reveal the mysteries of these effects, and witnesses the struggles of married life in two very different relationships.

For more information, reviews and critiques of the play from those who enjoyed it first time round, please visit www.thehoghtonplayer.org

Carol Mcann, director and supporter of the Hoghton Players, said: “It’s lovely to be invited into Cuerden Hall, and see the wonderful care they provide.

“The cast have worked so hard and are excited to perform for such a great cause.

“We are very privileged to do this successful play again in such a grand setting, and hope to raise as much money as possible in doing so.”

Sue Ryder Cuerden Hall is a neurological care centre that supports individuals with complex neurological conditions.

Money raised will go towards activity provision and social recreation for residents.

Tickets for the event are available on 01254 852258 and cost £7 including refreshments.