Buster Gutt captivates young pirates

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Local children savoured the joy of reading during Hailsham’s Festival of Arts and Culture thanks to the Ropemaker Theatre Company Ltd (RTC). As The Storytellers, John Wilders and Linda Francis read Kaye Umansky’s Buster Gutt And The Big Mix-Up in two sessions held at Hailsham Library. They captivated their audience of young pirates, accompanied by their parents and grandparents, with the antics of Kaye’s imaginary characters. This is the first of many story-telling events planned for the locality, with the message of encouraging children to keep reading books! The Festival may be over, but the town is still buzzing about the success of the Show Of Two Halves presented by the RTC Ltd.The evening, directed by John Wilders at Hailsham Parish Church, was an immediate sell-out and hugely successful. Linda Francis, an outstanding vocalist and consummate professional actress, received a standing ovation for her performance of poison pen letter writer Irene Ruddock in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads – A Lady Of Letters. The second half of the show was a tribute to Stanley Holloway written and wittingly performed by experienced and charismatic Eastbourne actor Ken Pollock. Visit www.ropemaker
theatrecompany.co.uk