A group of acts and comedy sketches are busy making final preparations for opening night.

The 42nd Bradford Abbas Variety Show, The Show Must Go On, which will be taking place at Bradford Abbas village hall.

Performers gathered in their striking and colourful costumes for the technical and dress rehearsals.

This show is presented by Bradford Abbas Variety Club, which features 18 children and 20 adults.

The group have been busy in rehearsals, preparing to perform two hours of entertainment over three consecutive nights next week.

Variety show chairwoman and executive producer Merys Hopkins said: “We have a superb selection of acts this year.

“We have a really exciting poi routine, village bake off, comedy sketches involving a seesaw, French car journey, two goats and a school classroom, several dance acts, some classy solo singing and our old favourite John Hill on the accordion.”

Some of the groups longest serving members started as child actors.

Ann Evans and lighting expert Pete Darton have been involved with the group for over 25 years.

There are some fresh faces joining the cast this year, with Martine Trott, Michael Pardey and Jessica French taking part. This year’s show will see Terry Scannell as the compare extraordinaire act.

Merys Hopkins said: “A big thank you to the back up team, who freely gave up their time to support the cast.”

The variety club was formed in 1976 and has produced a show every year since.

Now in its 42nd year, the clubs primary aim is to raise funds for the Bradford Abbas community.

Each year, in excess of £1,000 is donated to village projects and groups from the show’s profits.

This year’s show will take place at the village hall from Thursday, February 15 until Saturday, February 17.

Doors will open at 6.45pm each night, with performances starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £6 and are available from Kerrie Pardey at pardeykerrie@googlemail.com or on 07983 930388.

The tickets are also available at the Rose & Crown, Bradford Abbas, with all proceeds being distributed to local charities