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What made Lowestoft’s fishing village such a special place to live and why did it disappear in the 1960s?


Writer, poet and performer DEAN PARKIN pieces it all together, helped by Ned and Ruby – two characters who ‘came off The Grit’ – and entertaining interruptions   (via archive recordings) from his old friend Jack Rose.  A one hour show mixing stories, poems, films and songs, suitable for all ages.


Writer/presenter Dean Parkin

Composer/pianist Maurice Horhut

Director Alys Kihl of Wonderful Beast


SEPTEMBER 2018  evening performances unless stated

Wednesday 26th   Seagull Theatre, Pakefield (pm & evening)

Thursday 27th   Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

Friday 28th   The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth


OCTOBER 2018  evening performances unless stated

Tuesday 2nd   Avenue Theatre, Ipswich

Wednesday 3rd   The Long Shop Museum, Leiston

Thursday  4th   Bethel Theatre, Lowestoft (pm & evening)

Friday 5th   Bethel Theatre, Lowestoft (pm & evening)


Booking details available later this summer.




THE NEW SHOW: Pearls from The Grit

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