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Apr
24
Wed
Enid Blyton – Noddy, Big-Ears and Lashings of Controversy @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On A Role presents
Enid Blyton – Noddy, Big-Ears, and Lashings of Controversy.
Wednesday 24 April

Virtually everybody of a certain age has read an Enid Blyton book. She was loved by children (except her younger daughter who hated her) but vilified by the BBC, teachers, critics and librarians.

She sold more than 600 million books, despite all her work being banned by the BBC and many libraries and schools for more than thirty years. She was accused of being a racist and of using such limited vocabulary that it actually hindered children’s reading progress.

Her love-life was interesting and she had numerous affairs including with her children’s nanny. She enjoyed playing golf so much that she bought a golf course near Swanage. She died of Alzheimer’s in 1968 aged 71, mourned by millions of readers all over the world.

Liz Grand (previous shows ‘The Second Best Bed’, ‘Where Is Mrs. Christie?’ and ‘Mrs. Churchill – My Life With Winston’) plays this remarkable and controversial woman and brings you her story.

★★★★★
“The show’s subject is brilliantly played by Liz Grand, already well-versed in portraying strong independent women.”
View From The Stalls

“Liz Grand delivers a great performance as Enid and manages to portray different aspects of her complex character: she is arrogant, and somewhat vindictive at times, more self-aware at others and ultimately rather pitiable.”
Behind The Arras

Running Time: 60 mins

May
1
Wed
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
2
Thu
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
3
Fri
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
4
Sat
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
5
Sun
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
7
Tue
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
8
Wed
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
9
Thu
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
10
Fri
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
11
Sat
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
14
Tue
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
15
Wed
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
16
Thu
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
17
Fri
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
18
Sat
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
21
Tue
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
22
Wed
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
23
Thu
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
24
Fri
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC

May
25
Sat
A Word For Mother @ Upstairs at the Gatehouse
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A Word For Mother 

by Tim McArthur 

Produced by Helen and Paul Matthews in association with Hairy Bear Productions

Three sisters return home after their mums passing. They all reflect on their relationships with their mum and, over time, secrets, tensions and lies simmer to the surface. Will the sisters bond survive?

Directed by Sarah Redmond

Running Time: TBC