Players kick off a season of comedy

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KINGS Langley Players introduce not only a fabulous autumn season of comedy this August but also a new online booking service.

Securing a ticket to a KLP show could not be easier – simply go to www.klp.org.uk and decide which performance you fancy and exactly where you want to sit and, hey presto, at the click of a mouse your entertainment will be booked.

The Players have teamed up with one of the UK leaders in online tickets – TicketSource – in order to offer audiences a simple, safe and secure way to buy tickets online.

The seating plan will always be up-to-date and everyone using the service will get immediate email confirmation and an e-ticket.

Postage costs, telephone calls, and waiting time will be instantly cut – and there’s no booking fee.

For people who still prefer to use the phone or do not have access to the internet you can still, of course – give KLP a buzz on 07906 695959, and purchase your tickets in this way.

Chairman Michael Goane says: “It’s a quantum leap for the KLP but they’ve let me have a go on the test system and even I find it a piece of cake to use!

“It’s great that we’re going live ready for our new season, which I think is a very special one.

“A whole season of comedy. Something to cheer everybody up after the Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics are all over. Laughter from beginning to end!”

The new programme will start in October with an intriguing double bill – Agatha Christie’s straight thriller The Rats in which an adulterous couple are trapped in a deadly set-up is paired with Tom Stoppard’s famous spoof thriller The Real Inspector Hound.

In January KLP’s annual pantomime is The Sleeping Beauty by Ben Crocker, which will contain the traditional mix of fairytale magic, music, spectacle and comedy, with two Saturday matinees.

In March there’s a wry sporting comedy by Chris England who wrote the highly popular An Evening with Gary Lineker, only this time theatregoers will have Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson.

It’s a nostalgic revisit to the 2003 Rugby World Cup when England was triumphant – as seen through the eyes of some fans at a down-at-heel local rugby club.

Finishing off the season in grand comic style is a special stage adaptation by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter of the well-loved TV sitcom by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer – The Vicar of Dibley.

It features everyone’s favourite incidents and all the endearing characters – from the dim lovers, Hugo and Alice to the gorgeous Geraldine.