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Shenanigans in New Community Theatre Production

The local community theatre group are putting on their latest production this Friday and Saturday and it promises to deliver laughs and excitement.

At 7:30pm on Friday 27 June and Saturday 28 June, seven members of the Penicuik Community Theatre Group will be taking to the stage at Penicuik Town Hall to deliver their production of “Conference Pairs” by Ian Hornby of New Theatre Productions.

The established group produce three shows a year, including their popular pantomime. However this production will be quite a bit different from Alladin. They described it to us:

Each and every year the members of the national sales team of JW Roberts Ltd. meet in a hotel for their “sales conference”. And each and every year they continue their “liaisons” with other members of the sales team. (Oh! Argh!) Afterwards they will go back to their everyday lives, but this particular weekend they’re out to enjoy each other!

Peter and Eve have conveniently-opposite rooms in the hotel, but just about anything that can prevent their continued relationship actually does prevent it, including fire alarms, falls, difficult hotel staff, visiting bosses, lost keys, two pairs of handcuffs (kinky) and a surprise visitor or two!

The doors open at 7pm with showtime set for 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. You should book fast though as tickets are quickly selling out for both nights. Tickets can be booked online for £7.50 (including table snacks) at

Penicuik Community Theatre Group meet every Thursday 7:30pm to 9:30pm in the town hall and are actively seeking new recruits. Regarding this they said:

All our members have different talents and experience, we always appreciate new talent and welcome anyone who wants to take part, especially supporting back stage, designers, set builders, costumes etc, get involved now and learn new skills as well as putting your current skills to good use. This is a great club and is a low cost hobby which relies on local people and their support.

Their pantomime this year will run from the third to the sixth of December and tickets for community groups are already available to order. These can be booked by emailing

The PCTG are also keen to highlight a new opportunity they have for 2015. For the first time local businesses will be able to sponsor the group and its productions. If you’re interested, you are to contact them by emailing the address mentioned above.

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