Old King’s Head serves up live theatre

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The Old King’s Head at Brockdish in Norfolk is serving up a theatrical performance live in the pub courtesy of Creative Arts East next week.

Oscar Wilde’s story, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, is a gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder and will be performed as a one-man show by Rocket Theatre on 24th February from 8pm. Tickets are just £5.

Lord Arthur takes his marriage vows extremely seriously, but when he has his fortune told just weeks before the wedding, his destiny simply cannot be ignored. This retelling of a classic story revels in the wit of Wilde, while borrowing from Wodehouse, to create a wicked black comedy. Locals and visitors can join Lord Arthur and his valet, for an evening of ludicrous indulgence.

Terry Stork, Advisor for Pub is The Hub commented: “We’ve been delighted to work with Karen and the team from Creative Arts East to set up these live productions in rural community pubs. Nothing beats live performance for excitement, so to bring it into the heart of local communities will be a real treat for locals who can’t always get out to venues in major towns and cities.”

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime is also performing at Chequers At Feltwell and Pleasure Boat Inn

Another production, Can You Dig It? will be performed at The Crown Inn at Banningham on 3rd March from 7.15pm and features comedy songs about growing your own by Xylophone Productions. The £10 ticket also includes supper.

Full of comedy songs about growing your own vegetables and a virtuoso performance on a cucumber trumpet, Can You Dig It? will appeal to gardeners and non-gardeners alike! Starring musical comedians (and real-life allotment holders), Jo Stephenson and Dan Woods – the audience will delve into the mysterious and competitive world of vegetable shows.

Can You Dig It? is also performing at other Pub is The Hub projects, The Mermaid Inn at Elsing and The Pavilion at Hindringham.


For more information about what’s on  with Creative Arts East go to their website.