WIRRAL ARTS FESTIVAL
A new play goes on tour around four venues in October, as part of the Wirral Arts Festival offering. It is a true story about a Wirral GP’S time in captivity in SE Asia in WWII. Dr Meg Parkes has written three books about her father’s exploits and history, been part of a BBC Radio programme some years ago and gives talks. Now Ann Warr has written this play to be performed as part of Wirral Arts Festival by young actors bringing life to the books.
The perfect vehicle for the play to be seen is in the shape of the Wirral Arts Festival. Now in its 8th year, the Festival has events across the whole of Wirral. As Ann Warr has written this to be performed in an intimate and rather confidential style, large auditoriums are out. Instead, they have opted for small, local locations.
The show is called Captain Duncan’s Diaries, is on a number of days during the Festival. It’s on tour and can be seen on:
3rd October: Church of the Good Shepherd, Heswall
5th October: West Kirby Arts Centre
10th October: Birkenhead Town Hall
12th October: St Mary’s Church, Upton
The final venue, in Upton is rather appropriate, as this is Atholl Duncan’s own parish church