AN OSWESTRY theatre group has been forced to postpone its latest production after a cast member tested positive for Covid-19.

The Attfield Theatre had been due to the return to the stage for the first time since the pandemic struck at the start of last year with their performance of comedy 'Wild Goose Chase' which was due to run for six nights from Monday, December 6.

However, group confirmed on Friday that the performances have been postponed until January 2022.

In a post of their website they said: "Our Christmas offering ‘Wild Goose Chase’ has regrettably had to be postponed due to one of the cast contracting Covid-19. This hilarious farce by Derek Benfield will now run from Monday, January 17 to Saturday, January 22, 2022.

"Seats already booked will be transferred to the corresponding day in January, please contact the Box Office if you wish to change them. Other tickets can be purchased online as normal.

"Many thanks for your patience and understanding during these challenging times."

The performing group, which is based in the town's Guildhall, has spent weeks rehearsing for 'Wild Goose Chase', a farce based on mistaken identities full of colourful characters.

Ahead of the show Michaela Turner, from the Attfield, said the group was looking forward to their return, adding: "The theatre looks forward to welcoming its audiences back once again, for a production which promises to be a lively and entertaining evening of fun."

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