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Writer : Fay Maschler and John Vernon Lord
Director : Jack McNamara

Poor Aunt Bertha, the most miserable aunt on the planet!

When young nephew Bill comes to stay on a mission to cheer his Aunt up, even he can't find anything to make her happy. In fact things just go from bad to worse. That is, until he stumbles upon the one thing that might actually make his miserable Aunt smile...

Following in the footsteps of their hit production The Giant Jam Sandwich, New Perspectives present this rare gem as a live reading event featuring award-winning theatre-maker Tim Crouch, Victoria Brazier with live music from James Atherton.

Discover John Vernon Lord and Fay Maschler's vintage tale about friendship, being kind and silver linings and how the simplest of things can really brighten up the lives of the ones we love.

Suitable for 3years+ and their families.

A Words Weekend co-commission performed at:

Quays Theatre, The Lowry Manchester
Sunday 29 March at 11am
To book tickets please click here

Target audience age: 3yrs+ and families
Interval length: approx 50 mins mins

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New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

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Quays Theatre, The Lowry Manchester
Sunday 29 March 2020

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Quirky international bestseller

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National rural tour Autumn 2020

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