When Mrs Overall made her entrance in March’s production of Victoria Woods award-winning Acorn Antiques the Musical at the Carnegie Hall Theatre in Dunfermline, it was on a genuine Acorn Stairlift. Victoria Wood has even changed the words of one of her songs to include the Acorn Stairlifts name.
Five-times BAFTA award winner and the nation’s comedy sweetheart, Victoria Wood, has said Mrs Overall’s grand entrance on the Acorn Stairlift is “one of the centrepieces” of the show which has been adopted by theatre groups across the country.
Acorn Stairlifts is one of the largest suppliers of stairlifts in the world, with hundreds installed in the Dunfermline area alone. The company offers a free stairlift for every UK production of the show.
“We were first approached by another amateur group in Manchester asking to borrow a stairlift to use in the show” said Acorn’s Company Secretary Dave Belmont. “Since then we have offered our stairlifts to every group producing the musical across the country and were delighted to assist the Carnegie Hall Theatre with their version of the show in March.
Victoria Wood has also added her thanks to Acorn: "I am delighted Acorn Stairlifts are helping local groups to stage Acorn Antiques the Musical by supplying a free stairlift. The scene with Mrs Overall on a stairlift is one of the centrepieces of the show."