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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

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