Two solo plays for the price of one

Arts Alive is kicking off its new season of live performances with a nostalgic double bill at The Talbot Theatre in Whitchurch on September 29.

‘Yorkshire Kernel’ by Danny Mellor and ‘The Land Girl’ by Kate Bramley will give audiences two shows for the price of one.

Yorkshire Kernel is a witty, theatrical journey where Danny Mellor takes on all the characters in this comic and nostalgic tale. James’ Grandad is dying but he has one last mission: to find trees all around the country in memory of his Second World War comrades. And James must plant an acorn where his Grandad wishes to be laid to rest. Mellor’s “bonkers” solo show undertakes a journey of Yorkshire wit and grit through one man’s determination to leave a long-lasting legacy.

The Land Girl is inspired by  stories of Yorkshire Land Army ‘Girls’ collected by Kate Bramley. This one-woman play showcases some of the highs and lows of working on the land during wartime. Tap your feet and laugh along to songs and stories that capture the ‘can-do’ spirit of the ladies who kept Britain fed during the hardships of the Second World War. Both shows feature original music by Jez Lowe.

“This will be a fantastic start to our vibrant new season of events,” says Hannah Prior, Artistic Director at Arts Alive. “We are excited to open with this acclaimed double bill from the superbly creative team at Bad Apple Theatre in York. They share our mission to bring high-quality theatre to remote locations.”

Tickets are available at

CAPTION: Emily Chattle in Land Girl.


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