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Groping for Words archiveThe play looks at Adult Literacy Classes with a touch of humour and a hint of poignancy. Who is Thelma hiding her employer's mail in the wardrobe? Why is George living in the infants school's Wendy house? Why is Kevin inhaling toxic fumes in the gents' toilets? And why is Joyce, a doctor's wife from Streatham, bothering to teach this fractious bunch of no-hopers to read and write? Both funny and cruel, Sue Townsend's play brings together four odd, yet engaging, characters in the improbable setting of an infants school. Each nurses the wounds of past humiliation. But all now have a common purpose: to find the words that will free them form the legacy of their failed education.

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Author: Sue Townsend
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Archive listings for Groping for Words

Work type: Play.

T1253371036

Company Leeds Art Theatre.
30 Apr 08 to 3 May 08The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
listing details L1385273452

T01391315359

Company Charnwood Community Theatre.
6 May 06Town Hall, Loughborough :: V02111941779
listing details L0838834313
4 May 06 to 5 May 06Town Hall, Loughborough :: V02111941779
listing details L82078688

T1247776972

Company Cats Eye Theatre Company.
22 Jun 02Darwen Library Theatre, Darwen :: V1588247755
listing details L01344739881
31 May 02 to 1 Jun 02Wynd Theatre, Melrose :: V645
listing details L01092980868
23 May 02 to 24 May 02Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L1747759375

T01409479591

Company Burnley Garrick Club.
12 May 99 to 15 May 99Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
listing details L100980276
12 May 99 to 15 May 99Burnley Mechanics, Burnley :: V519
listing details L1250849184

T01463877516

Performer Antony Hampton. Performer Sharon Scogings. Performer Seren Lloyd. Performer Reg Large. Director Linda Clark. Lighting Dai Evans.
27 May 97 to 7 Jun 97Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay :: V809
listing details L0757849207

Other listings

5 Apr 18Whitby Pavilion Theatre, Whitby :: V953
listing details L01033263113
8 Oct 08 to 11 Oct 08The Carriageworks, Leeds :: V1666392263
listing details L320612808
11 Mar 05Parr Hall, Warrington :: V472
listing details L0705441579
26 Apr 01Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
listing details L01220054535

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