A theatre show which was cancelled due to Covid-19 will now showcase in a new venue, Deane Golf Club.

After Covid caused the cancellation of Marco Players latest production in February they weren’t to be defeated.

With all cast members now fully recovered from the virus, Marco Players arranged with 19th Hole Theatre Company, based at Deane Golf Club, to appear there instead.

Director Peter Haslam said they were determined to not let their efforts be wasted.

He said: "We were determined not to waste all the effort we’d put into rehearsing and planning the production.

"So we have been fortunate enough to be able to reschedule our run at Deane Golf Club in collaboration with 19th Hole.

"I can’t praise the cast highly enough.

“It’s a difficult concept to act already, but they’ve thrown themselves into the new venue and pulled a fantastic production out of the bag."

Cast member Clive McCoy, who plays dodgy builder ‘Leslie’, is the founder of the 19th Hole Theatre Company and an ex-President of Deane Golf Club so fortunately was able to offer the Club’s facilities at short notice.

Clive said: “We’ve in effect created a ‘pop-up’ theatre in the upstairs function room at the Club.

“It took a bit of adjusting for the actors to get used to the new venue but we’ve managed to resurrect an excellent production in Taking Steps in the process.”

The Marco team spent several days transferring all the set and props up from their normal home at Stepping Stones Nursery on Chorley Old Road to the clubhouse at Deane and then had to rehearse in the new space.

Cast member Joy Plowes who plays 'Elizabeth' added “It’s been something of an adjustment adapting to the new venue.

"It’s already a very interesting set with three floors of a house plays on one level - and it's certainly strange seeing the other actors on stage but knowing that, in the story, I’m not supposed to be able to 'see' them at all.

"Doing it all with a new layout has been doubly complicated!"

Speaking of the show, Clive said: “I think the Deane Golf Club audiences are in for a real treat, they certainly won’t have seen anything quite like this.”

Taking Steps runs from March 12 to 19 at 7.30pm each night at Deane Golf Club, Broadford Road, Deane, BL3 4NS.

To buy tickets go to www.themarcoplayers.net