The Offord Players (TOPS), in partnership with the Friends of St Peter’s Church, are presenting A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in the wonderful and atmospheric venue of St Peter’s Church in Offord Darcy.

There will be five evening performances, from January 24-28, all starting at 7pm.

This ambitious production was first performed in St Peter's Church in November 1997 and involved a cast of 18 adults and 12 children, with 30 on the production team. Sarah Hogben, directed the first production and will take on the role again.

TOPS have been performing plays for more than 20 years, with many of its founding members still building sets, treading the boards, making props and in some cases doing all of those things.

"We are very fortunate to attract talent from all around with new younger members coming from within the local villages and much further afield," said

"Our small amateur group can boast many unique theatrical adventures and challenges, having performed in St Peter's church in the past, roving theatre through the village and Mummers theatrical antics in various local pubs."

Tickets are £8 for adults and £7 for children and are available online at: www.theoffordplayers.org.uk or by calling Ticketsource on 01480 811798. Doors open at 6.15pm and mulled wine will be served. Performances start at 7pm.