Sunday, 11 April 2010

A Pratt by name...

All human life at the village hall
Old Buckenham Players' next production will be Second from last in the sack race by Michael Birch (adapted from the novel by David Nobbs).
Second from last in the sack race has been adapted for the stage from the writings of the author of Reggie Perrin fame. It is a wry, funny and entertaining play which traces the ups and downs of young Henry Pratt who was born in 1935 in a back-to-back in northern England. Henry’s childhood is disrupted first by the war, then by the death of his mother and, soon after, the death of his father too. Henry is entrusted to the care of his social climbing Aunty Doris and Uncle Teddy and is passed around relatives and friends learning his life skills in the backstreets and then public school. The play aims to make the audience both love and pity Henry in equal measure and pokes fun at his family and mentors as he hurls headlong towards his 18th birthday.
The play blends a mix of short, fast-paced scenes together with music, sound and visual images to draw you into Henry’s world of pleasure and pathos.
Performances will take place at Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 May at 7.30pm at Old Buckenham Village Hall. Tickets are priced at £6 and available from Old Buckenham Post Office, Nuts ‘n’ Bolts in Attleborough or by phoning 01603 810373.

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