THE Port Sunlight Players' latest production, an adaptation of the hugely popular BBC comedy 'Hi-de-hi, will be staged next week.

On at the Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, from next Thursday to Saturday (April 25 - 27) it is features a host of colourful characters from the series written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft which revisits the 1950’s and Maplins Holiday Camp.

In the production, it is the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces that he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats (entertainers) to go and work there. The annual “Miss Yellowcoat” competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry!

Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffery that she is ideal candidate for the job.

Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart-Hargreaves send the rumour mill into its usual overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffery into his chalet late one evening. Hi-de-hi, campers.

The TV series, which ran from 1980 until 1988, starred Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness, Su Pollard, Diane Holland, Nikki Kelly, Simon Cadell and Ken Barrie.

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