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Thetford Man who made legal history in Australia
A New One Woman Show Explores the Story
A brand new one woman show, The Capable Convict Henry Kable, will première at Thetford’s Great Festival this year. Be among the first to see this new witty re-telling of a fascinating piece of Norfolk history by Fine Time Theatre, a new Norfolk based theatre company and from an award nominated young Norfolk actress, Kiara Hawker.
The play follows Henry Kable from his burglary conviction in Thetford, to his reprieve in the shadow of the gallows, to falling in love with fellow convict, Susannah Holmes and their journey to Australia on the First Fleet in 1787. And what happened to them once they arrived.
The Stage Award Nominated actress, Kiara Hawker has researched Henry’s story in partnership with Ancient House Museum and with assistance from staff at The State Library of New South Wales. Kiara will be portraying not just Henry Kable and his wife, Susannah Holmes but also all the characters they encounter during their lives both in England and Australia!
Speaking about the project Kiara said: “I am so excited to be performing as part of Thetford’s Great Festival. I am looking forward to bringing Henry Kable’s story to life in a new way. It is a privilege to be able to perform on the very spot where Henry’s story took a remarkable turn. He went from a local to an international figure. ”
The play will be performed at Thetford Guildhall, on the site where Henry Kable was convicted in 1783. Performances are at 7.30pm on 26th and 27th August 2014
Only £3 per ticket. Interval refreshments available.
Tickets are on sale now from Thetford’s Great Festival Box Office
For further information please contact Kiara Hawker on 07905297125 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editor:
Fine Time Theatre is a new company with the aim to produce new writing for performance around East Anglia. Our first project is The Capable Convict Henry Kable at Thetford’s Great Festival.
Kiara Hawker is a Stage Award nominated actress based in Norwich. Since training at Kingston University and The Kingston Rose Theatre, she has worked mainly on the stage including two plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the English Première of the challenging two person play Walking the Road by Dermot Bolger.