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News from Westacre Theatre - Outside Edge opens on August 12th

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News from Westacre Theatre - Outside Edge opens on August 12th

Howzat!  A strong batting line-up is fielded by the Westacre Theatre Company for their second summer production on the new outdoor stage.  

‘Outside Edge – the Veteran’s Match’ is set around the real exploits of the cricket pavilion where you will certainly be bowled over by this action-packed comedy.  But playing cricket is always about much more than willow hitting leather.  

The gentle humour becomes acerbic and we see worryingly recognisable characters evolving before our eyes.  Their personal relationships are exactly like the ones you come across in your everyday life.  Amusingly, Captain Roger finds his team is being caught out in more ways than in the sporting sense.  

Playwright Richard Harris won well-deserved awards for this play from the Writers’ Guild and Evening Standard.  Just prior to the pandemic, another of his work ‘The Maintenance Man’ met with sensational on-stage success at Westacre.

 

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This cavalcade of cricketing comedy will undoubtedly knock you for six.  Rain may stop play on the pitch but you can continue to watch the many happenings in the dry of the new raked seating under the convenient canvas canopy.  Six matches from August 12 until the closing innings on August 21 will give you a good choice of dates to book on www.westacretheatre.com   

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Unfortunately, there are no cream teas on offer in the interval but with the grounds opening an hour before the first over, you could always bring your own picnic to enjoy.

Meanwhile, 6 to 14 year-olds have an exciting treat awaiting them in the Westacre Theatre Big Top.  Over the course of August 16 and 17 there is a unique opportunity to learn the circus skills of juggling, plate-spinning, uni-cycling and (of course) tight-rope walking.  Places are inevitably limited so early booking would be wise, especially with a showcase finale.     

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