A LOST GIRL
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