THE village's amateur actors cruised to another success with their performance of Sailor Beware.
Harefield Amateur Dramatic Society (HADS) performed a stirring version of the 1950s film last Thursday to Saturday.
Staged at St Mary's church hall, in High Street, it could only be described as a lively performance.
Emma Hornet (played by Debbie Porter) portrayed and sustained the part of the dictatorial mother well, alongside henpecked, ferret-loving husband, Henry (Mick Hayden). Christine Kelly, as usual, was all but faultless in her role of Aunt Edie, the dotty and once scorned in love sister-in-law of Emma.
The bride to be, Shirley (Jade Bettles), was fully believable in her acting debut and a newcomer to HADS, while her future husband, Albert Tufnell (played by Jeremy Williamson), paired up well with best man, Carnoustie Bligh (Richard Hollis), who managed to sustain his broad Scottish accent throughout.
Interfering neighbour Mrs Lack (Gillian Verrall) and Shirley's voluptuous cousin Daphne Pink (Louise Blinn) added further good contrasts.
A cameo role by Terry Sharp, as the Reverend Purejoy, completed a well-cast band of actors, directed by Dot Cosgrove.
Suitable music from the period, good lighting, plus a well-dressed and solid living room set, were aided by small attentions to detail to set the scene perfectly; including the clock on the dresser, which showed the correct time for each scene. The meal was a real one, and the many cups of tea could be seen to be hot.
HADS deservedly attracted good numbers for the three performances, including a full house last Friday, all of which were enthusiastically appreciated.
The next production, The Hound of the Baskervilles, will be eagerly awaited by the society's growing number of supporters.