More theatricals at West Deeping…

Back in March I attended a brilliant play at West Deeping Village Hall. It was a Townsend Production called “We are the Lions, Mr Manager” which told the remarkable story of Jayaben Desai the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.

The performance was part of the Lincolnshire Rural Touring programme which is scheme designed to make art accessible for the many not the few. It is subsidised by Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council among others so I congratulate them for their support this project (and regular readers will know I don’t do that very often!)

The next season of performances have been booked for West Deeping and they are as follows:

Honey

Saturday, 13th October 2018, 7:30 PM

An intimate, thoughtful, atmospheric evocation of fragile family and community allegiances within a remote Welsh village, tracing the lives of a young autistic man, his absentee soldier father, his alcoholic beekeeper mother and her tattoo artist sister.

Agent of Influence: The Secret Life of Pamela More

Saturday, 24th November 2018, 7:30 PM

Staged with great panache, gorgeous period detail and an impressive film noir/jazz-swing soundtrack, this is an absolute hoot of a show, chronicling Lady Pamela More’s 1930s life as a fashion editor, socialite and secret agent.

The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster

Friday, 1st March 2019, 7:30 PM

An intimate and spellbinding telling of the true story of the notorious and bloody 16th century Pendle Witch trials, combining bold theatricality, haunting a capella hymn singing and striking dark humour.

Sounds like a fun night out, eh? Most people combine these performances with a visit to the excellent Red Lion pub across the road either before, after and or during the performance. Village life at its best!

See Shakey live at the #WatertonArms, DSJ, this friday!

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I am delighted to promote the Mask Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of  ‘The Comedy of Errors’. It is touring the Peterborough area from tomorrow (Crowland Abbey) but this Friday 29th June it will be performed at the wonderful Waterton Arms in Deeping St James.

Tickets are £10 and food and beer will also be available (though sadly not within the ticket price).

Last year’s performance of Macbeth at the Waterton was fabulous with twilight birds and bats adding to the atmosphere of the play. I am looking forward to Friday’s performance even more though because my beautiful and talented eldest daughter is a cast member this year.

If you want to buy tickets for the play then click here 

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite, here is some recycled blog roll on the issue from the Mask’s resident blogger Becky Owen Fisher

This evening’s blog comes from our renowned Abbess, Emma, who observes, very eloquently, just how much left we have to learn. We had some photos of our rehearsal yesterday, but they’re in the process of being WeTransferred, so you’ll just have to look out for those later. Time waits for no man, and it certainly […]

via Time waits for no man — Dromio, Dromio, which one are you Dromio?