A Mablethorpe theatre group has been given the rights to act out two episodes from the BBC smash hit TV comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys. That’s Nice!
Amateur theatre group the Tennyson Players was “blown away” to discover it had been granted permission to perform the two Christmas episodes from 2012, ‘Mammy Christmas’ and the ‘Virgin Mammy’ with only one other group in the country being given the same honour.
Not only have they been charged no royalties for the use of the script, but creator of the show and forefront actor Brendan O’Carroll has personally pledged his support towards the show.
Producer of Mrs Brown’s Boys at the BBC, Stephen McCrum said: “Myself and Brendan are really keen to support local theatre groups who have a key aim in trying to help young people get into theatre and the performing arts.
“Tennyson Players are doing a real, genuine job of getting young people involved in theatre and we are really happy to support them in acting out two episodes from the show.
“Brendan was really moved by the group’s purpose to help out young people, so he has sent the group a cheque for £250 to help towards their production costs.”
Mrs Brown’s Boys is based on an Irish family with foul-mouthed Irish matriarch and mother Agnes Brown, who is always looking out for her family alongside revelling in her nosy nature and getting into all sorts of mischief and mayhem.
Chris Flanagan, vice chairman of Tennyson Players added: “I’ve been blown away by the response we have received from Stephen and Brendan and feel so honoured to be given this opportunity.
“For a show which is so current, we thought it was a real long shot. Being thrilled and overjoyed would be an understatement, but we now have the hard task of doing the show justice. It is a very tough act to follow.”
Auditions for the show will take place on April 27 and 29 at 7pm in the Community Hall in Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe.
Scripts will be available to download from April 14 via their website: www.tennysonplayers.org.uk.