Holiday rock show for a good cause

Hi de Hi to be peformed at Abbeydale Picture House on June 29 and 30.
Hi de Hi to be peformed at Abbeydale Picture House on June 29 and 30.

Performers are offering their support to an ambitious project to breathe new life into a dilapidated theatre.

A newly theatre company will stage its first show in aid of the Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield, which is the focus of a major restoration project.

Members of Abbeydale Theatre Company will turn back the clock this weekend to the days of the 1950s when holiday camps were all the rage.

Their production of Hi-de-Hi tells the story of Maplins Holiday Camp during the summer of 1951 and follows the lives of its famous yellow-coat entertainers.

Eightee-year-old Charlotte Gascoyne plays the role of Peggy Ollerenshaw, a role made famous by Su Pollard in the HI-de-Hi series on telly. She said: “I couldn’t miss an opportunity to take part in such an important show and play such a cracking part. Hi-De-Hi is a national treasure.”

The cast includes Emma Fidler, from Dronfield, wgho is taking the role of Betty in the show.

Director Ben Miller said: “When a unique project like this comes up, it a far too good opportunity to pass over. Who doesn’t remember the TV series? We get to put all that onto the Abbeydale stage and more.”

Hi de Hi runs on Friday, June 29, and Saturday June 30 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Contact 07725 551 722 or