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...and now for something completely different....

Many of you will have fond memories of my very good friend Peter Clarke (a.k.a. Lord Gnome) who for many years was my right hand man at The Bullfrog Blues Club, Southsea Folk & Roots Festival, and many other festivals organised by Barking Spider Promotions.

For the last few years Pete has returned to an earlier calling, and is once again  a dedicated Thespian. I'd  like to draw your attention to a wondeful play with which he's involved. 

Try and make it!  It's not just music we need to keep alive- it's the arts in general, and The Kings Theatre is a wonderful building with a wealth of history.

One Off Productions present DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Alastair Cording.
This play, directed by Pam Lippiett,  will be at the Kings Theatre, Southsea from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th February. Performances every evening at 7.30pm with 2.30 matinees on the 7th 9th and 11th.
This wonderful story follows one boy's journey into manhood, achieving his dreams against impossible odds.
Torn from his loving mother Clara, and Peggoty his devoted maid, by his wicked stepfather, Murdstone, David is abandoned into a cruel boarding school where the cane is the order of the day. When his weak but loving mother dies, he is sent to work in a factory, and forced into humble lodgings with the Micawbers. Fleeing to the protection of his eccentric aunt Betsy Trotwood, David at last starts to escape his past and fulfil his potential as a man.
Capturing many of the hardships Dickens himself endured......from abject poverty to cruelty and injustice at school, David Copperfield is a bittersweet but ultimately triumphant and uplifting masterpiece.
Tickets £12, £10, £8 (Concessions available)
Matinees-School/College groups £6
Kings Box office 023 9282 8282