P'tang Yang Kipperbang

We are so excited to report that all tickets for the forthcoming perfomance of P'tang Yang Kipperbang have now sold out - rehearsals are going very well and everyone is gearing up to put on a great show.

The production runs for three nights; 7th, 8th and 9th December in the Centenary Theatre 7pm.  

The classroom drama set in the 1950s, follows a young boy, Alan's attempts to curry favour with the school dish Ann Lawton.

The Plot: Alan Duckworth (known as 'Quack Quack' to his friends) is a socially awkward fourteen-year-old who is obsessed with cricket and Ann Lawton, a girl in his class. Alan daydreams throughout his day showing up late for school and making little academic progress. He becomes friends with the groundsman Tommy who he sees as some sort of 'war hero'. Alan often follows Tommy around telling him how Tommy helped to win the war while making predictions about what the world will be like now the war is won. Among other things, Alan predicts there will be no more wars, everyone will speak Esperanto and everyone, regardless of race or creed, will have a teasmaid.

Miss Land, meanwhile, is worried she is pregnant with Tommy's baby, something that would result in her having to resign from her job as an English teacher. Tommy, however, is arrested and it transpires he deserted the war three weeks into his service, rather than fighting at Dunkirk, El Alamein, the Battle of the Bulge and in Burma, as he claimed.

Alan is purely focused on kissing Ann Lawton. Ann, however, is not well regarded by Alan's friends as she is very straight-laced. When Miss Land casts them together in the school play, Alan and Ann have to kiss.