WHAT is claimed to be Blackpool’s longest running amateur summer show is back on the boards at the New Central Methodist from tonight.
Summer Extravaganza 2011 (pictured right) features songs from the shows, dancing and sketches and is the latest version of a show that has been put on every year since the mid 1960’s.
It was started at Chapel Street Methodist Church and when both societies combined has continued at New Central on Adelaide Street.
Starting as a single one-off show it has now grown to be performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays during June starting tonight and running through to June 30.
The original cast was made up of members of the Young Wives group but as they got older it developed into the Tuesday Group when husbands and then also children joined.
The cast is made up solely of church members and all proceeds are donated to charity.
Well over £18,000 has been raised in the last 10 years alone.
During the winter and leading up to Christmas the group visits local senior citizens homes, hospices and the like and performs excerpts of the summer show finishing off with Christmas carols for all to join in with .
Tickets at £5 each are available from the church coffee bar, which is open from 10am to 4pm. Admission includes refreshments.
Payment can also be made at the door.