Mr & Mrs event to be staged in Workington
Last updated at 12:36, Friday, 04 October 2013
How much do you really know about your other half?
Five couples will take to the stage in Workington tomorrow to find out.
The Mr and Mrs event, based on the ITV game show hosted for many years by Derek Batey, will take place at the town’s Theatre Royal.
Couples will answer questions about one another, such as knowing what newspaper their partner reads or what their favourite album is.
The event has been organised by Jean Foster, 64, of North Street, Maryport.
Proceeds will go to the playgoers group, which uses the Washington Street venue, and the local coeliac group.
Jean will appear in the quiz with her husband Peter, 63.
Peter isn’t a fan of the spotlight and is dreading having his knowledge of Jean, who he has been married to for 15 years, tested in front of an audience.
He said: “I am terrified at the thought of it. If it wasn’t for charity I wouldn’t do it.”
In a quick rehearsal for the show, Peter knew that Jean’s favourite colour was purple, her favourite film was It’s a Wonderful Life, she would grab photographs if her house was on fire, her first job was as a domestic servant, but he didn’t know that her favourite food was pasta.
One of the couples they will be squaring up against is Elsie Murray, 71, and her husband Robert, 70, both of Greenbank Close, Prospect, near Aspatria.
Elsie is a member of the coeliac group and Robert is confident of their chances of winning.
He said: “It will be a bit of fun and I think we can definitely win. After 51 years of marriage we should know a lot about each other but it doesn’t always quite work out that way.”
Robert knew that Elsie’s favourite colour was red, she would grab her dog if her home was on fire, her first job was working on a farm and her favourite food was fish, but he didn’t realise that her favourite film was musical Oklahoma!
Organisers had to get permission from Derek Batey Enterprises to hold the event. The TV show, which started in 1967, was originally produced for Border TV.
It has recently been revived by ITV hosted by Philip Schofield.
The show, with Ben Brinicombe as compere, will start at 7pm and tickets cost £2 on the door.
First published at 12:33, Friday, 04 October 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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