Edenfield Parish Church is once again linking up with the Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People Society for a charity performance of CP Taylor’s And A Nightingale Sang presented by the Summerseat Players on Friday, September 13.

The play is billed as a bitter sweet comedy and curtain up at The Theatre Royal, Smithy Street, Ramsbottom is at 7.45pm.

And A Nightingale Sang opens just before the beginning of World War Two in a house in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne filled with domestic chaos. The scenes are partly related by Helen, whose grandfather Andy is recruiting mourners to attend the burial of his dog; her devout Catholic mother is fretting about the health of the local priest and her father is serenading an unwilling audience with the popular songs that light up the whole play. Meanwhile Joyce, Helen’s younger sister is dithering over whether to accept a marriage proposal from Eric, who is being deployed to France.

Tickets for the Charity Night are £11 each, with senior citizen concessions available at £8, from David Foster on 01706 825648 or email davidsfoster@btinternet.com or from Bury Blind Society on 0161 763 7014. Tickets can also be booked via Bury Tourist Information Centre, Moss Street, Bury on 0161 253 5111 or on the door. Edenfield churchwarden David Foster said “Forget the fact that it is Friday 13th. The Summerseat Players are one of the area’s premier drama groups, and a very warm welcome awaits everyone at The Theatre Royal. You are guaranteed an excellent evening’s entertainment and you will be helping two very worthwhile local organisations”.