Half The World Away

Listed by: Christina Poulton
Contact: Christina Poulton (Email)

By Foursquare Theatre

A nostalgia trip of a comedy, featuring pink shrimps and 90’s hits. 

What if your imaginary friend never left?

It’s 1997. While the rest of the village is in a frenzy and the country is gripped by New Labour/Princess Diana/Teletubbies fever, our unlikely hero is spending her summer trapped behind the counter in Keith’s Country Stores.

As she retreats into her imagination, creativity and the absurd collide in a tiny corner of a pre-mobile-phone-world.

A warm, funny, quirky show. If you’ve ever felt stuck, had a very best friend or lived in the middle of nowhere, this one is for you.

Audience Comments:
“Monty Python meets Waiting for Godot.”

“Brilliantly bonkers!”

“Like Drop Dead Fred but with Britpop.”

Supported by: Arts Council England, Hawkwood College, Strike A Light, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Gloucester Guildhall, The Core @ Corby Cube, Sheringham Little Theatre, The Garage Norwich and Theatre Gloucestershire

Director: Emma Williams
Emma has worked with numerous artists including Verity Standen and Kid Carpet and most recentlyon the current tour of The Castle Builder. She has directed productions for organisations includingBristol Old Vic, Tobacco Factory, Farnham Maltings and Travelling Light.

Writer/ dramaturg: Paul Dodgson
Paul is a prolific writer, producer and composer, working for BBC Radio 4, BBC TV, Theatre RoyalBath, Soho Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse and The Nuffield Southampton.


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