JOAN Doorey relishes the challenge of dialect and language.

Last year, playing a scatty linguistics tutor in the St Joseph's Players comedy Midsummer Mink, Joan displayed great ingenuity as she constantly switched from Scottish to American, from German to French and Italian - and back again.

Now she is back to American for the Leigh company's New York comedy The Odd Couple. "It's great fun," says Joan. "A very modern comedy and something very different from St Joseph's."

The show runs from September 21-24.

It forms the first half of the company's Autumn Double Playbill which continues with the First World War drama Accrington Pals (October 12-15).

Tickets for both plays are available from Boardman's on Bradshawgate, Leigh, or pay at the door.

Meanwhile, auditions will take place next Wednesday for the annual pantomime blockbuster which in 2000 will be Sleeping Beauty.

Contact writer/director Doreen Johnson on 01942-671977 for details.

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