Festival brings ‘Miss Caledonia’ to Wooler

Miss Caledonia is written and performed by Comedy Award winner Melody Johnson.
Miss Caledonia is written and performed by Comedy Award winner Melody Johnson.

How are you going to keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen the latest Highlights show “Miss Caledonia” at Wooler’s Cheviot Centre on Saturday, May 16.

Set in 1955, Peggy Ann Douglas is desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in Caledonia – and she has a plan.

Following in the footsteps of starlet Debbie Reynolds, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star – and she will begin her journey to the top by winning the local pageant. Can she sing, twirl and pivot her way into the judges’ hearts, or will shaky nerves and a “Puritanical Work Ethic” sabotage her efforts?

Brimming with heart and humour, Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm. Written and performed by Comedy Award winner Melody Johnson with original score and live musical accompaniment by Alison Porter, the duo will have audiences rooting for an unlikely underdog and her quest for the tiara in Miss Caledonia.

“It’s a heart warming family show that will appeal to all ages,” said Glendale Festival chairman Bob Snooks, “and by coming to see it you not only get a good evening’s entertainment, you’ll be helping us raise funds for our next free festival on July 22.“

The show starts at 7.30pm at the Cheviot Centre. Tickets are £8, concessions £7 and can be obtained at the Cheviot Centre or by ringing Rachel on 01668 282406.