St Luke's Arts and Drama Society (S.L.A.D.S), which has been going for over fifty years and is the top amateur company in Salford, has found itself short of men and has come up with a unique way to entice the opposite sex.
Rather than just put a notice on its social media sites, S.L.A.D.S. has produced a hilarious video showing its women building sets, sorting props and performing...until a man appears at the door. In scenes that would do Benny Hill proud, they proceed to chase the poor bloke around Seedley and St Luke's Church, before finally capturing him and bringing him back in ropes.
The video, set to Abba's S.O.S., has already had over 2,000 views, begins with the reassuring warning that `No men were harmed during the filming of this video...', and ends with the message `If you're interested in acting singing, building, painting, dancing, lighting or just helping out, come along for a chat...And remember, the girls don't bite...anymore!'
If any man is brave enough to meet the S.L.A.D.S. challenge just get in touch with them via their website – click here, on Facebook – click here or just go down to St Luke's Parish Hall, Derby Road M6 5YD where the group meets every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30pm.
To see the S.O.S. video via Paul Whittle – click here (you need to be logged into Facebook to view it)
Meanwhile, S.L.A.D.S. is soldiering on this week with a must-see performance of Oliver the Musical at St Luke's Parish Hall which runs until Saturday 4th June. Tickets are £6.50/£5.50 from the box office 0161 281 7423 or 07748 434729.