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Actors will be putting their plays to the test as they bid for honours in a festival of amateur dramatics.

Dronfield Players are among the contenders who will be hoping to scoop trophies in this month’s SADATA festival in Sheffield.

Ahead of the festival, the company is taking its one-act play on a test run at Dronfield Civic Hall on Friday, June 10, at 7.30pm.

The play, Orange Blossom, is written by Philip Johnson and directed by Richard Thompson.

Written in 1943, the cautionary comedy tells the story of wedding day jitters among a family of domineering women.

Cast members include Kath Connelly, Jim Coster, Rachael Hope, Penny Coster, Margaret Harrison, Andrew Dalby and newcomer Cheryl Hardy.

Two other one-act plays will be performed during the evening.

The Last Bread Pudding, by Nick Warburton, will be performed by 53 Theatre Group and Heart’s Desire by Caryl Churchill will be staged by Ecclesall Theatre Company.

Tickets for the Dronfield performance cost £6, including refreshments and programme, and are available from Alison Pashley on (0114) 2891626.