Father and daughter to star in premiere

Related, on and off stage - Father and daughter Chris and Megan Day, play grandfather and granddaughter General Waverley and Susan respectively in Tadcaster Theatre Company's forthcoming production of White Christmas - Photo by Terry Welsh
Related, on and off stage - Father and daughter Chris and Megan Day, play grandfather and granddaughter General Waverley and Susan respectively in Tadcaster Theatre Company's forthcoming production of White Christmas - Photo by Terry Welsh

Two members of the same family will appear in the amateur premiere of White Christmas and once again be related to each other, but with a difference.

Father and daughter Chris and Megan Day from Towton will tread the boards as grandfather and granddaughter, as they take the roles of General Waverley and Susan respectively.

“It’s quite strange as I am playing an older character and Megan, who is 13, is playing a younger girl,” said Chris.

Tadcaster Grammar pupil Megan will play alternate nights as Susan with fellow Tadcaster Grammar School student, Alicia Fletcher.

Rehearsals are in full swing and the company is looking forward to first night.

“It’s such a feel-good family show with music that everyone will recognise,” said chairman Catherine Marshall.

“Obviously the most well-known song is White Christmas, but I am sure the audience will recognise other classics from the movie,” she added.

Tadcaster Theatre Group has been given the rights for the amateur premiere fo the famous show.

“Being offered the rights to perform White Christmas is quite a coup for the company who have been staging shows in Tadcaster for 65 years,” said chairman, Catherine Marshall.

“We feel very honoured to be given the rights for the amateur premiere of this all-time great immortalised by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.

“Rehearsals are in full swing for this feel-good family show with music everyone will recognise, including Sisters, Snow, The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing, I Love a Piano and obviously the most famous song of all White Christmas,” she added.

White Christmas will be staged at Tadcaster’s Riley-Smith Hall, from November 20 to 23 at 7.30pm (2.30pm matinee).

Tickets, £12, by phoning 07748 812528 or email boxoffice@tadcastertheatrecompany.org