Pearls from the Grit In the early 1900s Lowestoft’s fishing village – known as The Grit – was home to 2,300 people, schools, churches, shops and 13 pubs.
Pearls from the Grit
In the early 1900s Lowestoft’s fishing village – known as The Grit – was home to 2,300 people, schools, churches, shops and 13 pubs. Why did it completely disappear and what made the fishing community so special? Mixing stories and poems, film and song, Suffolk writer Dean Parkin and a professional cast bring everything back to life.
Board up all the windows, empty all the houses
dig up all the roads, scatter all the people
turn the place to rubble, but like the sun, we’ll rise…
Meet no-nonsense fisherman, Ned; Billy, a larger-than-life skipper during the fishing boom; and Ruby (Billy’s daughter), one of the tireless taskforce of women keeping everything afloat.
Following an acclaimed pilot tour last autumn, don’t miss this wonderfully evocative and newly-extended show.
Funny, sad and thought-provoking in equal measure. East Anglian Daily Times
Powerful, thoughtful and elegantly assembled. Libby Purves, writer and broadcaster
I laughed, I cried, I sang! Audience member
A wonderful blend of talents, research, ingenuity, nostalgia and fun! Audience member
Presented by Poetry People
Writer/narrator: Dean ParkinComposer/pianist: Maurice Horhut
Cast: Sally-Ann Burnett, Tim FitzHigham, David Redgrave
Producer: Naomi Jaffa
Director: Alys Kihl
Doors open at 7pm
Performance starts at 7.30pm
Tickets: Full price £12, concessions (U16, unwaged, disabled plus carer)
Available from the Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall box office HERE
or in person from Aldeburgh Cinema, 51 High Street, Aldeburgh (Monday to Saturday 10am – 1.15pm) or by telephone on 01728 454884
(Thursday) 7:30 pm