Another milestone for me and my girl
A couple who exchanged their vows on a Leicester stage will return to the limelight to celebrate 10 years of marriage.
Jason Woodcock and Sarah Woodcock-Tarry's passion for amateur dramatics brought them together 10 years ago when Jason dropped down on one knee at the end of a performance in the city's former Haymarket Theatre and stole the show with his proposal of marriage.
The couple, from Birstall, were playing man and wife in a production of musical Jolson.
They were married a few months later on the Little Theatre stage after a production of Me and My Girl by the Knighton Park Amateur Operatic Society, in which they also had parts.
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Ten years on, with their wedding anniversary next month, Sarah will make her directorial debut with a production of Guys and Dolls, with Jason taking the lead part of Nathan Detroit, at the Little Theatre, in Dover Street, Leicester.
Sarah said: "I'm dedicating the production to our anniversary and it seems like a perfect way to celebrate what's been an amazing 10 years.
"We met through the operatic society and it's been a big part of our life for so long.
"Some of the other actors in Guys and Dolls were there when Jason proposed, which is fantastic.
"I think our joint interest has helped us to keep that original chemistry going."
The wedding ceremony took place on the last night of a week-long run, before the couple headed to the little white chapel, in Las Vegas, where they tied the knot again.
Jason said: "There was a lot of red tape in those days, so getting married legally at the theatre wasn't possible.
"But it meant just as much, if not more than the Las Vegas ceremony because we were surrounded by our friends and family on the night."
The couple, who have a daughter, Lucy, who has also appeared in theatre productions, spent five nights in Vegas for their honeymoon.
When they are not rehearsing, acting or directing, Jason works as a service engineer and Sarah is a retail manager, .
Jason said: "Some people might think it's hard being bossed around by your wife, but we've had a ball practising for Guys and Dolls.
"Everyone's really looking forward to it and it makes it extra special that it's our anniversary."
The show runs from November 12-17 at the Little Theatre, from 7.30pm each night, plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost £14 and are available from the box office, or by calling 01509 414 177.