A NOSTALGIC double bill will be coming to Whitchurch in September.

Arts Alive is kicking off its new season of live performances at The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch Leisure Centre, on Friday, September 29.

‘Yorkshire Kernel’ by Danny Mellor and ‘The Land Girl’ by Kate Bramley will give audiences two shows for the price of one starting at 7.30pm.

‘Yorkshire Kernel’ is a witty, theatrical journey where Danny Mellor takes on all the characters in this comic and nostalgic tale.

Hannah Prior, artistic director at Arts Alive, said she was looking forward to seeing the shows.

She said: “This will be a fantastic start to our vibrant new season of events.

“We are excited to open with this acclaimed double bill from the superbly creative team at Bad Apple Theatre in York.

“They share our mission to bring high-quality theatre to more rural locations. Both plays are sure to delight, so book your ticket now.”


A spokesman for Arts Alive explained the plots for both shows and urged people to give them their backing.

They said: “James’s Grandad is dying but he has one last mission: to find trees all around the country in memory of his Second World War comrades.

“And James must plant an acorn where his Grandad wishes to be laid to rest.

“Mellor’s “bonkers” solo show undertakes a journey of Yorkshire wit and grit through one man’s determination to leave a long-lasting legacy.

“‘The Land Girl’ is inspired by actual stories of Yorkshire Land Army ‘Girls’ collected by Kate Bramley.

“This one-woman play showcases some of the highs and lows of working on the land during wartime.

“Tap your feet and laugh along to songs and stories that capture the “can-do” spirit of the ladies who kept Britain fed during the hardships of the Second World War.

“Both shows feature original music by Jez Lowe who has appeared at the venue before with North Shropshire Folk.”

The performance will take place at The Talbot Theatre in Whitchurch (SY13 2BY) on Friday, September 29 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for under-18s, or £30 for a family of two adults and up to three children. The show is suitable for ages 12+. 

Tickets are available at artsalive.co.uk or on 07506 724572.