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posted: 17 Oct 2019 -
The Sociable Plover
Tim Whitnall
society/company: Lighted Fools Theatre Company (directory)
from: 02 Apr 2020 - 04 Apr 2020
venue: The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre,Guildford RH14 0DZ

"This quirky two-hander has real charm...there is as much humour as pathos to be found in Tim Whitnall's tightly written script." (Time Out)

Nothing and nobody will stop Roy Tunt from spotting his wild birds and today, he pursues a very special mission. With one more tick in his dog-eared notebook, Roy will have recorded all 567 species on the British List. The prevailing conditions are ideal to welcome an elusive vagrant from the Asian Steppe, the rare and beautiful Sociable Plover. Roy sequesters himself away in a bird-spotter's hide on a stretch of flooded marshland. With a packed lunch and a framed photograph of his ex-wife for company, he watches and waits. But might he, perhaps, have other plans? And who is the mysterious stranger who appears from the marshes and decides to take refuge?
From the writer of Morecambe, presented by Lighted Fools in 2017, this is a wonderfully funny play with an intriguing twist.

The play will be directed by Richard Parish and designed by David Hemsley-Brown with lighting and sound by Alex Lyon.

It will feature David Hemsley-Brown and Nick Lund

David last appeared in Taken at Midnight but will also be remembered for his performances in Moonlight and Magnolias, Art, Death and the Maiden, Neville's Island and Stevie. He has directed The Price, The Old Country, Quartermaine's Terms, The Homecoming, On Golden Pond and last April's No Man's Land. Since 2012 he has been responsible for the design and construction of all the Company's sets.

Nick will be making his 12th appearance with Lighted Fools the first being in 2009 when he gave a memorable performance as First World War poet, Wilfred Owen in Not About Heroes. He followed this with appaearances in, Waiting for Godot, Art, Neville's Island, The Old Country, Quartermaine's Terms, The Homecoming, Taken at Midnight, On Golden Pond, No Man's Land and Sleuth

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