Our Autumn Production in the Studio Theatre at The Castle will be
30 October - 2 November 2013
The Sociable Plover
by Tim Whitnall
Directed by Paul Fowler
This is a terrific play for two men.
The description on the original poster reads, ‘Two men, one bird, big trouble’.
I don’t want to give too much away, but this short play packs in a lot of story.......
Nothing and nobody will stop Roy Tunt from spotting his wild birds and today, a stormy
December morning on England's desolate east coast, he pursues a very special mission.
With one more tick in his dog-eared notebook, Roy will have recorded all 567 species
on the British List. The prevailing conditions are ideal and the time is perfect
to welcome an elusive vagrant from the Asian Steppe, the rare and beautiful Sociable
Plover. Roy sequesters himself away in a bird-spotter's hide on a stretch of flooded
marshland. With a packed lunch and a framed photograph of his ex-wife for company,
he watches and waits. But might he, perhaps, have other plans? And who is the tall,
dark and handsome stranger battling his way through the flood waters towards him?
All will be revealed äóñ inside the hide...
"This quirky two-hander has real charm...there is as much humour as pathos to be
found in Tim Whitnall's tightly written script." -Time Out