The Canada Boys by Rob John - May 2013
fEast Theatre, the company specifically formed to develop and showcase new work by professional writers, actors and directors from Norfolk is proud to present 'The Canada Boys'.
Set in Norwich in 1912, this new play by Rob John is based on the true story of a group of workers at the world famous Colman’s mustard factory. Concerned by rising unemployment in Norwich, the company offered some of its employees the opportunity of a new life on the other side of the Atlantic.
'The Canada Boys’ is the story of Jack and Eddie Craske two brothers who’d never travelled west of Wymondham but whose lives are about to change for ever. This funny, sad and thought-provoking play which resonates with Norfolk voices and Norwich locations asks searching questions about love, labour, duty and family.
Rob John, who will direct this production for fEast has written over twenty plays for stage as well as a number of successful plays for BBC Radio 4.
His play 'Living with Lady Macbeth', described as a ‘minor classic’, has been performed by theatre companies all over the world and his radio play 'After Scarborough' was nominated for the Tinniswood Award for Radio Comedy.
Rob was a co-founder and director of Far East Theatre Company one of UK’s leading youth theatres. His book 'Inspiring Writing Through Drama' (with Patrice Baldwin) was published this month. His play 'For Ever and Ever' was published earlier this year and 'The Spaceman' was published in March 2013.
Rob currently writes original dramatisations and story adaptations for BBC Schools Education.
'We are delighted that the play will be performed here at Carrow. The Canada Boys will finally be coming home.'
Andy Watts, Operations Manager, Colman's Norwich.
- Saturday, May 25th 7.30pm
Sheringham Little Theatre
- Box Office 01263 822347
- Monday, May 27th 7.30pm
Aylsham Town Hall (Aylsham Festival)
- Box Office 07776078238
- Tuesday, May 28th 7.30pm
Colman's Works, Norwich
(Tickets by Invitation)
- Wednesday, May 29th 7.30pm
Hindolveston Village Hall
- Box Office 01263 833353
- Thursday, May 30th 7.30pm
The Garage, Norwich
- Box Office 01603 630000
- Friday, May 31st 7.30pm The Garage, Norwich
- Tickets £10 / £5 Concs