“I reviewed your show for the EDP, and really enjoyed it.” EDP Eve Stebbing
“Highlights included…previous festival performers Fine Time Theatre.” EDP Bethany Whymark “…just wanted to let you know how great we thought the play at Thetford was. It was so cleverly constructed and carried us along as the story unfolded. And it was beautifully acted too (and sung!) We do hope that you will go from strength to strength - you certainly deserve to. Thank you very much for sharing your talents with Thetford.” Audience members Corinne & Mike
Before plastic replaced it, Thetford Pulpware was sold all around the world.
In 1939 Churchill began to send confidential WWII papers to Thetford for pulping, under an armed guard.
In 2019 Extinction Rebellion fills the news. Lily sells other author's work while her own novel is on the verge of being pulped.
Performed by two actors in multiple roles, Fine Time Theatre's play explores what remains when something is transformed. Funny and thoughtful, the play is told across two time periods 80 years apart, using song and physical theatre.
Kiara Hawker, our writer, was inspired to write the play when she heard that Winston Churchill had ordered the destruction of secret WWII papers in Thetford. Transported under an armed guard during World War II, they were to be transformed into one of the town’s unique products, Pulpware.
About the project Kiara said: "We’re so excited to be premiering our telling of this story in the town itself! We like to takes stimulus from real events. This time we're weaving a performance from several stories which will explore legacy and re-purposing."
We were delighted to return to Thetford’s Great Festival in 2016, for a third time, bringing a brand new two-hander play with us - Pulp.