A helping of soap on the menu at new café

SWITCH off your TV sets, head down to Café Operetta, Hitchin, sit back and watch the drama of a live comedy soap opera unfold around you. The new outdoor café, in the courtyard next to the Market Theatre, serves drinks and snacks with a twist. Customers b

SWITCH off your TV sets, head down to Café Operetta, Hitchin, sit back and watch the drama of a live comedy soap opera unfold around you.

The new outdoor café, in the courtyard next to the Market Theatre, serves drinks and snacks with a twist.

Customers become the audience as the waiters and waitresses become the characters in a 15 minute show each week.

Called Weekenders, the story centres round the Lasagne family - a group of reprobates who have taken over the franchise of Café Operetta.


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The cast features new and familiar faces from the Market Theatre, including Kate Eason as Jenny Softy, Clive Dancey as Marco Lasagne and a guest appearance from Glen Davies of adult panto (and ex-EastEnders) fame, as PC Politely.

So why not head down to the Market Theatre every weekend this summer to catch up on the café that threatens to put Roy's Rolls out of business.

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The café is open from 12.30pm to 2.30pm with performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 1.15pm.

The first of six episodes starts on August 12 and, should you miss a Saturday performance, you can catch up with the omnibus on Sunday.

Entrance is free but charitable donations are welcomed.

For more details, call: 01462 433553 or visit www.markettheatre.co.uk

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