In the early 1900s Lowestoft’s fishing village – known as The Grit – was home to 2,300 people, schools, churches, shops and 13 pubs.
Why did it completely disappear and what made the fishing community so special? Mixing stories, poems, film and song, Lowestoft-born writer Dean Parkin brings the whole story to life.
Board up all the windows, empty all the houses
dig up all the roads, scatter all the people
turn the place to rubble, but like the sun, we’ll rise…
Meet no-nonsense fisherman, Ned; Billy, a larger-than-life skipper during the fishing boom; and Ruby (Billy’s daughter), one of the tireless taskforce of women keeping everything afloat.
Following an acclaimed first tour last autumn, don’t miss this wonderfully evocative and newly-extended show.
Funny, sad and thought-provoking. East Anglian Daily Times
I laughed, I cried, I sang! Audience member
Produced by Poetry People
Photographer: Pete Smith
There will be a special free schools matinée performance at 1.30pm. Interested local primary schools should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Price: £12.00
Booking fees may apply