North Walsham play to highlight American and Norfolk wartime links

A scene from Parachute which is coming to North Walsham. Picture: SUBMITTED

A scene from Parachute which is coming to North Walsham. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

The story of an American airman during the Second World War who is welcomed by a farming family will be brought to life at a north Norfolk arts hub.

Parachute is being performed at the Atrium Theatre on Spenser Avenue, North Walsham, on Friday April 3 at 7.30pm.

It has been devised by Rob John from Norfolk-based professional theatre company fEAST, which created the sell-out Canada Boys play.

Parachutue is set in 1942 during wartime Norfolk and explores the relationship between 2nd Lt Jimmy Finch, a navigator from a B24 bomber, and members of the Cubitt family at Box Farm.

The play is funny, moving and thought-provoking and features Norfolk voices, locations and stories from the region's history.

The Atrium Theatre, part of Arts North Norfolk, is on the grounds of North Walsham High School and tickets for Parachute cost £7 for students and under 18s and £10 for adults.

?Arts North Norfolk is also showing The hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (rated 15) tonight at 7pm.

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It will be screened at the Atrium Theatre and is based on an internationally best selling book by Jonas Jonasson about a Sweedish man who decides it is not too late to start over.

Tickets cost £6 and £5 for concessions.

To book call 01692 218060 visit or drop into the Arts North Norfolk base hub at No. 1 Market Place in North Walsham town centre.

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