A leading light of local amateur theatre has raised £500 for charity by having his head shaved for his role in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.
Jerry Grummit, who plays snobby David Horton in the stage version of the hit sitcom, had to lose his hair as there are many jokes about his character being bald.
So, he thought he’d use the hair-raising experience to raise money for the Mcmillan Nurses charity.
“I thought it was a very worthwhile cause as it provides invaluable support for cancer sufferers and their families,” said 57-year-old Jerry who lives in Blackwood. “So far, through sponsorship I’ve raised £500 and hope to make it even more.”
Jerry, who is an Openreach Works Controller with BT, has been involved in amateur theatre for over 35 years and has played a variety of roles, but admits that being in ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ has been most fun.
“This is my first part with Newport Playgoers and everyone has been so very warm and welcoming I’ve felt really at home.
“My character is a very stuffy person and much of the comedy revolves around his strait-laced attitude to everything – particularly the arrival of a new vicar who is a woman.”
The play gives audiences a chance to revisit the quiet village of Dibley and meet its many insane inhabitants as the new female vicar, Geraldine Granger, takes up her post. As with the TV show much of the fun is provided by the eccentric members of. Dibley Parish Council, from dithering Jim Trott to eccentric cook Letitia Cropley.
‘The Vicar of Dibley’ is at the Dolman Theatre from 13 – 16 November at 7.15 pm, with an extra matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30 pm. To book tickets call 01633 263670 or visit www.dolmantheatre.co.uk.