“Hoby Entertains Again: Curtain’s up – 100 years late”

Hoby & District Village Hall, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September at 7.30pm

In 1917 a crowded, enthusiastic audience in the village of Hoby enjoyed an evening of light entertainment to raise funds for the Mayor of Leicester’s £100,000 Fund created for local wounded soldiers.

The positive newspaper reviews said it should be repeated again in the neighbourhood. So, 100 years late, the Hoby & District History Society is doing just that on two evenings in September.

This free event will recreate the atmosphere of community that was trying to find some respite in the midst of traumatic times.

A full programme will have musical songs of the period, a very amusing comic recitation by WS Gilbert and two short playlets re-discovered by the Society: one about two confirmed bachelor brothers doing their best to avoid marriage to a young heiress; the other about two women trying to cope with a robotic domestic helper – this could have been written today!

All are welcome to what will be funny enlightening evenings: dress up [optional] in period dress and enjoy the evening. A bar with refreshments will be available.

Entry is free but bookings need to be made in advance by phoning 01664434482 or 01664434422 or email secretary@hobyanddistricthistory.co.uk.