by Charles Dickens

Saturday 15 October 2022, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

“A cleverly adapted, joyous comic makeover of the treasured story.”             (The Stage)

“My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.”

Join Pip the orphan on a journey through his eventful life via hilarious turns and tragic twists; filled with escaped convicts, eccentric spinsters, mysterious benefactors and gut-wrenching heartbreak.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons proudly presented an affectionately anarchic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ captivating coming-of-age chronicle.  

This was their third visit to Trunch since the lockdown (2020), when The Pantaloons with big success performed Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – outdoor, in front of St.Botolph’s.

The Pantaloons created an impression of unique and improvisational performance, which was specially good on this particular evening. Their timing was impeccable, the show was like a dramatic improvisational dance, full of energy, with changing rhythms and moods, simple but always on the level of perfection. The audience absolutely loved it: 

“Fantastic! Last nights performance was absolutely brilliant. A truly magnificently talented group of people performing, creating a heart warming and joyous night all round. Thank you to all who organised and I am really looking forward to the next one”. Elaine Spencer, Mundesley
“What astonishing inventiveness and delivery! A performance breathtaking on reflection for its ability to hoodwink you into thinking there were more actors than there were!” Mary Howard, Wymondham

The Pantaloons are a vibrant and anarchic theatre company whose style draws from a wide variety of popular theatre traditions from commedia dell’arte and clowning to stand-up comedy and silent movies. They are very well known as a company making theatre playful, accessible yet intelligent, taking inspiration from an eclectic mix of popular forms and re-inventing these to produce imaginative and innovative work.

The performance took  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch. With a licensed bar. 
It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking.  
The number of places – limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.

Tickets were available by phone 01692 402 624 or at The Crown at Trunch – cash only (Front Street, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0AH).

All proceeds are donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.