Play about dad’s re­turn

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Family Announcements -

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.

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