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Outdoor Theatre: Into the breach

9th July 2021 7:30pm

A wonderful comedy written and performed by Mark Carey. It’s “Dad’s Army meets The Vicar of Dibley!”

George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club hoping to play the panto dame. What happens next turns his world upside down and instead he finds himself taking on the role of Henry 5th!

Set during the Second World War this original, inspiring show is suitable for everyone and with one actor playing all 17 parts you can guarantee it’s going to be a hoot!

As a member of the Royal National Theatre Company Mark Carey worked on Betrayal, The Relapse and The Merchant of Venice all for Trevor Nunn and has had many appearances on TV in such shows as The Invincibles, Widows, Murphy’s Law, Underbelly, London’s Burning and most recently Doctors and Luther. Mark’s many radio appearances include Wuthering Heights, Ashes to Antarctica, The Kingsnorth Six, and The Archers.

“The quality of acting and writing is as good as any you will see. A deep and nuanced story. Every character drips with personality and charm.” The Cheltenham Standard

“A great little show. It’s “Dads’ Army meets “The Vicar of Dibley”. London Metro

“A delight, a lovely and very humorous play that fully merited the standing ovation.” Stratford Herald

“Mark Carey shows amazing dexterity and comic skill in playing all 17 parts.” The Stage

Book Here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/theatre2u-33096902845

  • Start Date: 09 Jul 21
  • End Date: 09 Jul 21
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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