Play about dad’s return
When a man goes out for a packet of cigarettes in the early 1960s and disappears for 20 years, his wife is left having to bring up their children in difficult times.
The Year of the Hiker written in 1963 by John B Keane, tells the story of the man and his reappearance on the day of his youngest child’s wedding. But it soon becomes apparent he is dying.
Performed by the Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society, it takes place at the Arden Theatre in Faversham tonight (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at 7.45pm.