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Notes from a Small Island

Our Brilliant Bromley supporters are having their yearly charity preview at the Bromley Little Theatre on 7th March 2024 in aid of Bromley in Welcare. The performance this year will be ‘Note from a Small Island’ by Bill Bryson and adapted for the stage by Tim Whitnall.

Our Brilliant Bromley supporters are having their yearly charity preview at the Bromley Little Theatre on 7th March 2024 in aid of Bromley in Welcare. The performance this year will be ‘Note from a Small Island’ by Bill Bryson and adapted for the stage by Tim Whitnall. Tickets are £12 and can be brought from Gillian Scales by calling 020 8663 3173 or emailing g.scales566@btinternet.com

Doors and the bar open at 7pm and there will be a raffle.

All seats are reserved and tickets must be purchased in advance. There are 20 steep stairs up to the theatre but a very small lift is available. The theatre is in North Street, BR1 1SD, diagonally opposite Bromley North station. Allow plenty of time for parking.

Synopsis 

Bryson said of his adopted country, ‘this is the best place in the world for most things’. This adaptation of his extremely popular work takes the essence of his love letter to the British Isles and offers a compact and ambitious study of all those quirks and curiosities which characterise its many and varied locales and folk. Taking place across two acts with upwards of 80 different characters and almost as many locations, it is a journey told using a variety of theatrical conceits, humorously exploring everything from the idiosyncrasies of the seaside landlady, Yorkshire farming, Welsh gossip, travel, the monarchy, politics, Curly Wurlys and kippers!

A high energy journey, it sees inventive use of the BLT stage as the play shifts from public house to passenger ferry, Victoria station to Virginia Park and the seaside to Stonehenge, all conjured up using lights, sound, slides, costume and no small input from an ensemble cast.

Travelling across time and space from the seventies to the nineties, this is a whistle stop tour of British culture through the eyes of an American who begins to ask why does a nation that produced Marmite, Gardeners Question Time and people who say ‘Ooh lovely’ when they have a cup of tea, hold such a special place in his American heart?

 

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