Play at Fakenham

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Two critically acclaimed one-act plays will be performed at Fakenham Community Centre this coming Saturday, November 8.

Walking the Road by Dermot Bolger re-imagines the life of Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge who was killed in Flanders in 1917 aged 29.

The play follows him on one final journey after his death as he finds himself once again ‘Walking the Road’ between County Dublin and County Meath as he did on the night he wrote his first poem.

Accompanying him this time are the ghosts of those who touched his life and also the ghosts of those young Irishmen who died in the mud of Flanders.

Sea Lavender by Andy Hinds explores actor David Tennant’s ancestral roots in Derry.

His grandmother Nellie Blair was born there and his grandfather Archie McLeod came over from Glasgow to play football for Derry City.

David Tennant uncovered his family heritage in the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are programme and starred in the play when it was first performed last year as part of Derry’s City of Culture celebrations.

Both plays are presented by Jim Rymer Productions and tickets at £10 (£8 concessions) are available from Sweets ‘n Things on Oak Street or call 01328 855172 or pay on the door. The evening starts at 7.30pm.