The Rackety Rector of Rickinghall
Written and composed by Peter Creswell
St Mary's Redgrave
14th - 16th June 2012
On August 13th 1913 an article appeard in th 'John Bull' magazine entitled 'The Rackety Rector of Rickinghall'. The rector had passed away at Long Acra near Covent Garden in London after having lunch with two ladies of easy virtue in the fashionable 'Trocadero' restaurant It transpierd that he was well known to many girls and when in London he assumed another name.
This musical is NOT historically correct and the name of the rector has been changed. Our hero is a delightful eccentric priest who cannot resist 'falling into temptation'. His activities in London are discovered and this inevitably leads to several hilarious scenes with his formidable wife, his lovable mistress and others!!
In the style of true musical comedy Peter Creswell has put together a stream of songs in the manner of Cole Porter, Mozart, the English Music Hall, Fats Waller and others.
This all in all creates a heart warming story set in rural Suffolk and Edwardian London before the first world war.
Peter leads the orchestra from the piano and the cast includes many well known local actors and actresses.
Tickets are available from Redgrave Store
Botesdale Post Office
Mere Book Shop
or by Telephoning 01379 880 650