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Horse Play

Venue: The Corn Hall
The true tale of Sprowston Boy, a horse owned by Norwich lads, that ran against the horses of Lords, Ladies, Royals and Sir Henry Cecil's odds-on favourite to win at Royal Ascot in 1987. Not only that, but he was ridden by the first female to win at Ascot! 
Celebrating the voices of our region, writer Katie-anna Whiting used verbatim interviews, newspaper articles and her grandfather's - one of the Norwich lads - own scrapbook to create the script for this heart-warming adventure. Peppered with unlikely heroes and applauding the underdog, it is a reminder to everyone that we can achieve our dreams against all odds. 
New Norfolk-based theatre company, The Whiting's on the Wall produces work with a distinctly local flavour which allows the everyday experiences, dreams, loves and losses of real people to inspire the stories they tell.
With original music by Skinny Boy Tunes, as featured on BBC Radio 6 and BBC Introducing. 
‘Mixing nostalgia with playfulness, humour and poignancy’ Eastern Daily Press 
Approx 70 mins, no interval 
Ages 12yrs+
PLEASE NOTE: during a scene in the play there is a flickering light effect. It is essentially a flashing torch which has a kind of strobing effect.
 If you have access issues, please contact the Box Office on 01379 652241 to complete your booking. This will enable us to ensure that your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible. For fire safety reasons mobility scooters are not permitted in the Auditorium and we are limited on the number of wheelchairs we can accommodate at a performance. For this reason, wheelchair spaces should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment.