Entertaining Angels coming to the Bear Pit stage in Stratford - The Stratford Observer

Entertaining Angels coming to the Bear Pit stage in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 22nd Jun, 2023   0

SECOND Thoughts is bringing the 2006 comedy Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett to the Bear Pit Theatre in Stratford.

Originally starring Penelope Keith as Grace at the Chichester Festival Theatre, the play broke records and went on to enjoy a sold-out tour across the UK.

Now, director Jo Knight will transform the play for performance in the round.

Since the death of her vicar husband Bardolph, Grace’s life has been fraught with problems, from troublesome parishioners to Bardy’s ghost.




As she searches for forgiveness for past actions, and her sister Ruth returns with surprising revelations, Grace is forced to reflect on her marriage, God, and what it means to be a devoted vicar’s wife, a role which she is already rebelling against.

Against the backdrop of big changes in the church and the arrival of a new vicar, Entertaining Angels is a witty and yet poignant comedy as Grace tries to come to terms with a past that is very different from what she remembers.


The experienced cast includes Second Thoughts regulars Jane Grafton, Gill Hines and Tracy Humphreys, joined by new members Charles Redman and Zoe Mortimer.

Entertaining Angels will run at the Bear Pit Theatre in Rother Street from Wednesday July 5 to Saturday July 8, with performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

To book tickets, costing £14, visit secondthoughts.org.uk or call 0333 666 3366. Tickets are also available on the door from one hour before the performance.

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