New play tells the story of Norfolk’s wherries

Norwich-based theatre company Crude Apache's new show, At the Turning of the Tide, tells the story o

Norwich-based theatre company Crude Apache's new show, At the Turning of the Tide, tells the story of the Norfolk's wherries.Photo: supplied by Crude Apache - Credit: supplied by Crude Apache

Norfolk's wherries are the subject of a new production by Norwich-based theatre company Crude Apache.

At the Turning of the Tide tells the story of the wherries heyday as great trading vessels on the Broads in the mid 19th century before the arrival of the steam railways.

The story is told through the lives of one family and follows the heartaches, triumphs, losses and disasters of the river folk of Norwich and Norfolk.

The hour-long show It is accompanied by music from The Punch House band.

It is being performed at the following times and locations: July 12 7.30pm Whitlingham Broad Visitor Centre; July 13 7.30pm Heigham Park, Norwich; July 14 7.30pm Locks Inn, Geldeston; July 15 2.30pm Ketts Heights, Norwich; July 19 7.30pm Wensum Junior Academy, Norwich; July 20 7.30pm Broads Authority TIC, Station Road, Hoveton; July 21 7pm Museum of the Broads, Stalham; July 22 2.30pm Cow Tower, Norwich. For more information, visit crudeapache.wordpress.com


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