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It’s 1982. The Falk­lands war is on the TV. Dexy’s Mid­night Run­ners haunt the air­waves and 15-year-old Nor­folk school girl Su­san Kemp is go­ing off the rails. And then she van­ishes... into thin air.

Thirty-six years later her broth­ers Pete and Melvin still live in the shadow of Su­san’s dis­ap­pear­ance. This sto­ry­line is the ba­sis of the new play by Rob John, Into Thin Air, de­scribed by fEAST as “a com­pelling mys­tery, a ten­der fam­ily mem­oir and a sad com­edy of am­bigu­ous loss”, which will be tour­ing Nor­folk and Suf­folk in Oc­to­ber.

Rob ac­knowl­edges that when Nor­folk peo­ple hear about the sub­ject of his play they in­evitably men­tion the tragic case of April Fabb the Nor­folk teenager who dis­ap­peared in 1969. “I live in North Nor­folk only a cou­ple of miles from the place where April was last seen. I’ve of­ten thought about the aw­ful long-term im­pact of her dis­ap­pear­ance on her fam­ily but al­though the idea for the play might have in some way been trig­gered by this well-known case my story and its char­ac­ters are en­tirely fic­tional,” he says.

Into Thin Air is the lat­est pro­duc­tion of fEAST Theatre, one of the re­gion’s most ac­com­plished pro­fes­sional tour­ing theatre com­pa­nies.

For full de­tails see feastthe­atre.com

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