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

A theatrical story-telling and musical experience for all the family.

Poor Aunt Bertha. Everything makes her miserable, nothing can cheer her up. So when her young nephew comes to stay with a mission to make her smile things go very badly. That is, until he finally stumbles on the one thing that might actually cheer her up.

Written by John Vernon Lord, of the international hit The Giant Jam Sandwich, and esteemed restaurant critic Fay Maschler, this hilarious and heart-warming tale sheds light on how to brighten up the ones we love. Read by a special guest actor (to be announced) with live musical accompaniment, this live reading experience will be a treat for all ages 3+ and their families.
This Words Weekend co-commission will be 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


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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