Norfolk twist to Russian story

A Norfolk twist will be given to a classic Russian short story as Sheringham Players take to the stage to tackle Dr Chekhov in a world premiere.

The group will be presenting Chekhov's Comic Twists on the evenings of November 18-20 at Sheringham Little Theatre.

And The Hub at the theatre will be the venue for a special lead-up event on November 14 between 2-4pm, when the cast will perform and a reading of the Russian writer's short story The Burbot.

It has been translated from the Russian by Harvey Pitcher and customised for a Norfolk audience by Cromer resident and popular raconteur Keith Skipper.

At the same event, David Starling, performing as Dr Chekhov, will be reading another of his stories.

Entry is free, but donations can be made towards the London-based Yalta Chekhov Campaign. The writer's former home is in need of repair and actor Michael Pennington, who recently performed his one-man show on Chekhov at the Holt Festival, is on the committee.

Chekhov's Comic Twists is at the theatre at 7.30pm on each evening. Tickets, costing �8, are available via 01263 822347.

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