A SHOW chronicling the greatest resident the United States of America never had now has a new venue in Whitchurch.

Telford-based performer Russell Lucas is bringing his show ‘The Bobby Kennedy Experience’ to Whitchurch Cricket Club, which has stepped in after the Civic Centre became unavailable because of RAAC.

The show, on Thursday, October 12, is part of the Blackberry Fair Fringe events and organisers explained its concept.

They said: “JFK has been shot. What happens now? Step back to the Sixties and find out at The Bobby Kennedy Experience which comes to Whitchurch in October.


“Originally scheduled to take place at the Civic Centre as part of the Blackberry Fair Fringe Events, it will now be hosted by the town’s Cricket Club in Heath Road (SY13 3JG).

“The Bobby Kennedy Experience studies the life of the most famous man never to become President.

“Arts Alive have secured performances of this one-man show, written and performed by renowned theatremaker and producer, Russell Lucas, originally from Telford.

“Robert Francis Kennedy, or ‘Bobby’ as he was affectionately known, was the younger brother of the most famous US President ever: John F. Kennedy (JFK).

“Often referred to as the ‘runt’ of the Kennedy litter and the one least likely to succeed, Bobby would go on to prove himself to be a formidable force in America.

“Not only did he pick up the Kennedy project after his brother was assassinated while President, he emerged out of the political wilderness and crusaded for civil rights, climate change, alternative fuels and, finally, for the American Presidency itself.

“But fate had a cruel plan for Bobby.”

Hannah Prior, artistic director at Arts Alive, said they are delighted to welcome Russell to the programme.

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She added: “He previously played the role in a 2013 National Geographic documentary, and his show captures the character of man as well as the volatile and uncertain nature of the time.

“A theatrical experience you won’t want to miss.”

The show, which has toured nationally, has received a number of rave reviews and will be at the cricket club for a 7.30pm start

Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for under 18s and £30 for a family of four. The show is suitable for ages 12 plus. Tickets are available at artsalive.co.uk or on 07506 724572.