By Nick Gill
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A READING of a comedy classic will be held tomorrow (Friday).
Raconteur Keith Baldwin will be recounting the story of Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat at Letchworth Arts Centre.
The novel, published in 1889, is an account of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford.
It has entertained generations of readers, has been turned into a number of films, and inspired the recent television series with Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O Briain and Rory McGrath. Former Household Cavalry soldier and retired senior police officer Keith will be reading from the book in his own inimitable style.
His Letchworth Arts Centre visit follows the great success of his interpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in December.
Tickets are £8 or £7 concessions, and doors open at 7pm with the reading starting at 7.30pm. A very different story comes to the same venue in The Arcade next Friday, October 26, when actress Louise Reed portrays the life of reformer and suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
In this costumed recreation, you will hear of Mrs Pankhurst’s early endeavours to promote ‘Votes for Women’, get a brief guide to suitable clothing in which to rush the House of Commons and learn all about life in Holloway.
Tickets are £9 or £7 for centre members and include afternoon tea.
The performance starts at 4pm with doors opening half an hour before.