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Tenners to be performed at Robin Hood Theatre, Averham

Hot on the heels of their successful return to the stage with Chalk, Robin Hood Theatre is pressing ahead with its second post-lockdown production.

One-man play Chalk, written and performed by Simon Carter, was performed at the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, at the end of June.

The stage is now set for Tenners, a selection box of six tasty ten-minute plays to tickle the laughter buds and hopefully tempt audiences back into the theatre, which has been spruced up during the shutdown.

Tenners, to be performed at Robin Hood Theatre, Averham. (49097456)
Tenners, to be performed at Robin Hood Theatre, Averham. (49097456)

They have been written by local authors Barry Wood and Ian Collinson, who ­penned the last two new works at the theatre ­— The Library Siege in 2020 and Extra Time in 2018.

The six plays have been rehearsed in bubbles by an ensemble cast.

Curated by Jean Baliol-Key, the plays have been directed by a group of directors to keep covid infection risk to a minimum.

Jean has directed two Barry Wood plays ­— Trapped and Zoo Detective. Andrew Beighton has taken on A Bad Case Of Kahuna Virus and Michael Caine’s Azaleas, with Ziemowit Kaczmarek doing A Small Piece Of Ham, and Ian Collinson trying to direct his own play Friends Reunited while also appearing in it because of an actor having to pull out.

It has been a great opportunity for the theatre to give members a chance to have a go at directing, under the watchful supervision of Jean Baliol-Key.

The set has been designed and developed by Cavan McLaughlin, with lighting and sound produced by John Leventhall and Nick Timms.

Members of Robin Hood Theatre hope this piece of original theatre will encourage people out to celebrate a sense of release as they start to experience life after lockdown.

The performance runs from July 21-24, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 and are available on the website www.rhtc.co.uk or by calling 07733 179986.

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