Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022
Written by Nick Darke.
Directed by Mark Breach.
For their next independent production, Gweek Players will be performing The Body in support of Ukraine..
Two rivals in a north Cornish parish separately discover a dead body while cockling under The Old Iron Bridge.
But they’re not the only ones to claim possession:
the Rector wants to bury it, the policeman wants to arrest it, and the Americans from the air base …….oh, the Americans!
But what is their real interest?
Written by Cornish author Nick Darke in 1983 and first staged by the RSC, The Body is a play of two parts.
Under Milk Wood meets Full Metal Jacket and is stirred by the spoon of Dr Strangelove to create the recipe for a comedy like no other!
Elements of all are combined by Nick Darke’s extraordinary writing skills.
feel that Theatre is a powerful and thought-provoking tool which can be used to communicate a strong message and create solidarity in times of crisis.
The second part of contains themes relating to , although it was written during the , there are some parallels to current affairs.
We believe it is even more important to share this absurdist play now than ever and we will be donating a large portion of the proceeds of this production to humanitarian aid in as well as fund raising throughout the production.
NB Unreserved Seats. (Please notify us of any mobility issues when booking).
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Tickets in advance :
Standard : £12.00
Add an Electronic Programme : £1.00
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Doors Open 30 minutes before Show starts.
Licensed Bar retailing a range of alcoholic and soft drinks.
Tea and Coffee are also available.
Your ticket price includes a choice of dessert which you can select when you arrive at the Gweek Village Hall and will be served during the interval.
Audience members will be invited to collect their chosen desserts in order to help maintain social distancing.
Please notify Front of House of any allergies on arrival.
Gweek Players are always mindful of Covid safety and will provide hand sanitisers, ventilation and social distancing wherever possible
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