Scroll Through Lynn tells the history of the town
A specially-commissioned play telling the history of Lynn is being performed tomorrow (Friday, January 24) at the town hall and it is a family affair.
The production, in aid of the mayor’s charity, is being performed by the Time Will Tell Theatre Company, half of which is Kathy Hipperson – the daughter of the mayor, Geoff Hipperson.
A Scroll Through Lynn is described as a journey through the town’s history and in particular why it has a mayor. Join a former mayor as she guides the audience through time with the help of a couple of local chancers.
It has been commissioned to complement the production of Lynn’s very own Bayeux Tapestry, a scroll depicting the history of the port, which has been funded by Historic England and is being housed by Stories of Lynn.
Time Will Tell are to perform three 35-minute shows at 12.30 and 1.45pm for local schools and tomorrow at 7pm at a show open to the public.
Kathy will be appearing with her long-time collaborator Simon Kirk (who writes the plays) and they perform this time with Jane MacClaren.
Kathy, who lives in Fincham, said: “The scroll shows all the elements of the history of Lynn, the shipping and the landmark buildings and events and people such as the King John Cup, the Civil War, Frederick Savage and the floods of the 1950s and then we depict them in the play.”
The play will be introduced by Rachael Williams, learning and engagement officer with Stories of Lynn.
The money raised will go to the Mayor’s Charity, which this year are the Riding for the Disabled Charity and MIND.
Those wanting to go to tomorrow's performance can pay £10 on the door.