New Perspectives Theatre Company In Search of Pontiflunk
When in the Spring of 2007 writer Phil Smith laced up his walking boots and set off in the footsteps of Edwardian man-on-a-mission Charles Hurst, he was hoping to find out what had driven this mild-mannered engineer to down tools and walk; hoping against hope to find some evidence of the hundreds of oak trees that Hurst had planted on his epic journey through the East Midlands, some proof that it's possible to make a difference.
New Perspectives Theatre Company The Allotment
When Nenad, Siya and Warsan answer the call and turn up at Fadila's broken allotment, nobody knows what's supposed to happen next - that is until Mandy arrives. Four strangers drawn from four war-torn corners of the world into the plans of a middle-aged sociology student convinced that gardening holds the key to healing shattered lives. What could possibly go wrong? How much worse can it really get?
This hilariously funny and intensely moving new play from Sony Award-winning playwright Andy Barrett tracks a year in the life of this unlikely band of diggers as they fight their ground, share their stories and discover whether historic conflicts can be buried and new friendships can blossom on a little patch of English soil.