Musical Going Grey staged at village hall

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Going Grey – a musical about Helen and her cafe society is coming to Robin Hood’s Bay before heading for the London Stage.

Drip Drop Theatre staged the show in York last year and played to sell-out houses.

Written by Yorkshire writer ECR Roberts, this time the musical is being directed by Mike Hickman.

“I saw the show last year and thought it was great. I would’ve been mad to say no to directing such a lovely, human piece of writing with such memorable song,” he said.

Going Grey includes 16 tunes and tells the story of York café owner Helen trying to cope with everyday life after being widowed.

She is helped and hindered along the way by many characters. Some of them care more about finding her a new man than offering their sympathy, others prefer flirting with her customers to paying her attention, and one harbours a secret desire for her, despite being half her age.

When a love interest comes in the form of local writer Philip, Helen is thrown into turmoil. Then, on top of everything else, she discovers she is going grey.

Many cast members are returning to reprise their roles with some new members joining the ranks. Benjamin Lindley plays four different parts over the course of the musical. It is at Robin Hood’s Bay Village Hall on Saturday July 20 at 7.30pm.