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Whitby Pavilion

Pavilion Theatre

Groping for Words


from £9.00

Booking Fees May Apply

Thursday, 5 Apr 2018

Start Time: 19:30

Doors Open: 19:00

Just Happy to be Here theatre company return to perform ‘Groping for Words’ By Sue Townsend.

From the Author of ‘Adrian Mole’ and many more, ‘Groping for Words is a warm comedy about an adult literacy evening class run by the middle-aged and well-meaning Joyce.

She knows that teaching adult literacy requires tact and respect – unfortunately the only room that was free for her evening class is the crèche.

For her students, even admitting which class they want to attend is agonising, let alone being confronted with the written word.

Thelma works as a nanny and her employer wants her to teach her charges to read, but there’s a danger the three-year-old will get ahead of her.

George’s family have moved to Australia and he’s lost his job, and is finding that his employment prospects are limited. And Kevin the young stand-in caretaker keeps turning up to the class.

Townsend records their embarrassment and life-long difficulty with sensitivity and humour, as well as inflecting the play with an indignant condemnation of the society which has abandoned the illiterate.

Tickets: £10, £9 Concessions (over 60, under 16, student and armed forces)

Tickets for this show are subject to booking fees at Whitby Pavilion and are available online at www.whitbypavilion.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 01947 458899 and in person at the Whitby Pavilion Box Office.

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