Pauline Quirke makes guest appearance in Axminster Drama Club’s Spamalot

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:47 06 October 2017

A scene from Axminster Drama Club's production of Spamalot. Picture: Contributed

A scene from Axminster Drama Club's production of Spamalot. Picture: Contributed


Axminster Drama Club welcomed a famous special guest to the stage in its production of Spamalot last week.

Pauline Quirke, famous for her role in TV’s Birds of a Feather briefly appeared in the production as Sir Not Appearing, whose only line was to say ‘sorry’.

Director Leigh Conley explained how she got involved.

He said: “With the role of Sir Not Appearing, I thought it would be good to get a different special guest each night to play the part, so I wrote to several people and we had the mayor Jeremy Walden, former mayors Paul Hayward and Andrew Moulding, and Lord of the Manor Jim Rowe in previous performances.

“But we were also lucky enough to get Pauline in the show on Sunday, as she was on holiday in Dorset.

“Even though she was on a really tight schedule to get to London, she came back to Axminster to appear, and she got a really good reaction from the audience, which was great.”

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