The Pedlar of Swaffham. Photo credit / copyright: Alan Huckle

EyesWrite present:

The Pedlar of Swaffham

Alan Huckle is an award-winning writer and has written this play based on the well-known folk tale about John Chapman, The Pedlar of Swaffham and the pedlar is coming Beccles’ way on Friday 8 September at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm.

EyesWrite – bringing the page to stage is a non-profit making organisation that has been promoting new plays by local writers for over ten years. It encourages, and where possible facilitates, the production of new stage plays.

“It’s our first event at the Public Hall and we are really looking forward to entertaining the good folk of Beccles” Alan Huckle of EyesWrite.

The story of John Chapman is a well known folk tale from the fifteenth century. There are various versions but few actual facts are know about him. This version keeps to the original tale but characters and events have been added to create a truly entertaining production.

Writer, Alan Huckle, takes the audience from Swaffham Town to London Bridge and back again relating the adventures of John Chapman, his family and the townsfolk of Swaffham as they struggle to keep their town alive. There are villains, saints, drama and comedy with many memorable songs suitable for all the family.

EyesWrite receives no grant aid or sponsorship, relying solely on ticket sales or fund raising events. Any profits made are used to promote new local writing. EyesWrite uses the finest actors and technicians from many local amdram groups as well as professional volunteers to perform locally written plays in theatres, art centres and village halls primarily in the Norfolk, Suffolk border area.

All tickets are £8 for The Pedlar of Swaffham and you can reserve your seat by calling in person at the Box Office, openMonday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm, on-line at  or by ringing the Box Office for no-charge debit or credit card sales.



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