Hour of fun features 500 years
Forget about the Canterbury Tales, a theatre group is encouraging townsfolk to attend a series of performances celebrating 500 years of the town’s most interesting characters.
Sussex-based theatre group The Company has promised colour and mayhem when they perform The Ashford Tales in the town centre next month.
They have already created quite a stir, so much so that they were even forced to rehearse in the council chamber after office workers complained about the noise from an outside rehearsal.
Director Stephen Israel said: “Forget the Canterbury Tales, we are bringing a little bit of theatrical mayhem to Ashford, with 500 years of history and stories in one hour of fun.
“It is an outdoor play which is suitable for all ages, and has been written by playwright Suzi Hopkins, who wrote the award-winning Montfort’s March to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the Battle of Lewes.”
The musical play is part of Ashford’s Create Platform Festival, and features musician and actor Mike Simmonds, who has worked around the world with performers such as Alice Russell, Perimplum, and The Moulettes.
Mr Israel said that Icelandic actress Gudfinna Runarsdottir, who now lives in Ashford, is playing a lead role in the play, and also said that Ashford Borough Council’s economic development assistant Jamie Cox has been drafted in.
The performances will take place next weekend on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 and the weekend after at 2.30pm in St Mary’s Churchyard in the town centre.
Tickets cost £5 for adults, £3 for concessions, and £12 for a family ticket for two adults and two children from www.revelationsashford.co.uk
The Ashford Tales performances will be taking place in the town centre