If you liked Beryl, you’ll love Delicate Flowers, the fast-moving Hull boxing play that punches above its weight and is now heading to Withernsea.
Written by Hull-based playwright Mark Rees and produced by his Single Story Theatre Company, Delicate Flowers tells the story of Barbara Buttrick, the young boxer and wrestler from Hessle, East Yorkshire, who fought adversity in her personal life in the 1940s and ‘50s to fight opponents in the ring.
What a match. This was what proper rugby at its best is all about. Two sides at the top of their game going hell for leather for eighty minutes – and with never a hint of ill-temper from start to finish. The result could have gone either way.
After a 66 point feast of scoring only two points separated the sides at the end and neither could have complained at the outcome whichever way it went. Beforehand there was an air of expectancy. Beverley arrived here on the back of four consecutive bonus-point wins and Heath’s recent record was not much inferior.
As Stage4Beverley kicks off on Wednesday 13th, Valentines Day (14th) brings to the stage a hugely popular comedian, poet and musician John Hegley who has been described as the Spike Milligan for our time, and as ‘awesomely mundane’ by The Independent. He was discovered in 1983 by John Peel as part of the band The Popticians, and now enjoys a cult following among fans of subversive comedy. His surreal poetry…
Wizards and muggles of all ages will be able to celebrate the world of Harry Potter this half-term as Beverley’s Flemingate centre hosts a magical-themed activity week.
Flemingate organisers are kick-starting their celebrations by recreating Platform 9¾ – the secret portal to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – to coincide with the fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night taking place across the world.