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Abergavenny Theatre Group are back in the Borough this June with the hilarious Frank Vickery comedy, One O’Clock From the House.

ATG are travelling back to the 1980’s, where the death of an estranged sisters father brings them back together to discuss funeral arrangements, and of course, who gets what.

Taking the lead role of Miriam is one of ATG’s newest members, Clare Jacobs. Clare joined ATG for their January production of Dracula, playing the role of Van Helsings devoted assistant, Edda.
Clare is united on stage with Janine Davies, Andrea Hitchman and Emma Morris, who together make up this not so close-knit band of sisters, who find out (much to their disgust!) that their father is playing a posthumous joke on them.  Add into the mix, a relative who bakes almond-less almond cakes, a man who’s convinced his shopping trolley is a dog, a very cheeky eight-year-old boy, and a sister who’s a very happy inmate at the local psychiatric home, and let the hilarity commence.

ATG stalwart and chairman, Rob Tollman takes the directing post for this production, finally fulfilling a lifelong goal of directing a Frank Vickery show. Rob’s no stranger when it comes to comedy, setting up his own comedy group Abergavenny Sidelights Society (ASS!) with a few other ATG members in 2008, and performing in the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2009.

This year is an extremely special year for ATG, as it sees them celebrating their 50th Anniversary. ATG were banded together when two theatre companies ‘Aber Civil Defence’ and ‘Gavenny Players’ merged into one to put on their first production Under Milkwood in 1966. Since then, the group have put on more than 100 productions in their 50-year run, and currently show no signs of slowing down. Since the group’s resurgence in 2013, they have won two A4B awards, put on four popular productions, and with their growing membership will be producing top quality theatre for years to come.

Frank Vickery’s One O’Clock From the House will be in the Borough Theatre from June 9th-11th, 7.30pm. Tickets are £8.50 (concession £7.50) You can ring the Borough Theatre Box Office on 01873850805 or order online at

Mari-Anne Gibson

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