TWO actors who got engaged on stage are now returning to the same theatre to play a boyfriend and girlfriend.

Matt Orrillard, from Birchwood, popped the question to girlfriend Danielle Segar on the stage of the Brindley in Runcorn after playing Harry in the Centenary Theatre Company’s production of the Ladykillers in September.

Now the fiancées have been cast as couple Gloria and Andy in the Centenary’s stage version of Pete Postlethwaite film Brassed Off.

Danielle, from Penketh, said: “It’s a wonderful production to be part of and it helps being able to run through scenes together outside of rehearsals.

“I hope Matt hasn’t got any other plans to spring on me during this production.

“I’m usually a private person when it comes to relationships, so even though it is Gloria and Andy showing off their affection for one another it took a few rehearsals to find the confidence to show it as our entire Centenary family known us.”

The pair first met through the Centenary Theatre Company, whose latest production follows a miners’ brass band as their pit is threatened with closure.

Matt added: “Andy and Gloria are childhood sweethearts who are brought back together by chance, as she is part of the team who is closing down his pit.

“They hit it off straight away, and it's great playing opposite Dani on stage.

“I feel we have an excellent chemistry between us as a couple and I hope that translates to the stage to show the love between the characters.”

Brassed Off opens tonight, Tuesday, and runs until February 10 – including a 2pm matinee show on Saturday.

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