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Blue Remembered Hills

July, 2005

by Dennis Potter

The play concerns a group of seven year olds playing in the Forest of Dean one summer afternoon during 1943. It displays how victimisation and stereotypical views occur even in young children, and ends abruptly when the character of "Donald" is burned to death as a result of the other children's actions. The play, despite seeming very frivolous (bar the final scene) on first reading, is in fact reflecting on the human capability for brutality, especially in children, and is in a similar vein to William Golding's 'The Lord of The Flies'

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84 Charing Cross Road

October, 2005

By Helene Hanff

Set in the bookshop of Marks & Co, 84 Charing Cross Road, London and the New York apartment of Miss Helene Hanff, the play spans a period of 22 years in less than two hours…  It portrays the growing relationship between Miss Hanff and the bookshop in the person of Frank Doel (the owner) and other members of staff.

This was John Powell’s first play as Director for Nantwich Players

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Terra Nova

February, 2007

Terra Nova: the story of Captain Scott's fatal expedition to the South Pole in 1912.  Facing the reality of their situation, miles from food and warmth, Captain Oates is planning to leave the tent to allow his fellow explorers a better chance of survival.  The gangrenous leg was the work of Pauline Brennan.  Charlie Gobbett played Captain Scott, John Sutton Captain Oates, Paul Digby Dr Wilson and Jerry Park Lt Bowers.  This production won 6 Awards in 2007-08 season including Best Play in the Cheshire Theatre Guild.

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The Day After the Fair

May, 2007

by Frank Harvey

“The Day after the Fair” is based on a tale by Thomas Hardy, one of eight short stories collectively entitled “Life’s Little Ironies”. It is set in a West Country market town in the late nineteenth century.

The story is a simple one. Anna falls in love with Charles at the fair. On his return to London he writes loving letters which she can neither read nor reply to. Her mistress Edith agrees to write for her, leading to unexpected consequences.

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Groping for Words

October, 2008

by Sue Townsend

This poignant comedy introduces us to the students in an Adult Literacy Class. Thelma, a nanny, needs to be able to teach children to read and George wants to be able to reply to letters. Meanwhile the caretaker is suffering from an injured hand and an inferiority complex.If you can read this, thank a teacher

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