Mrs
Gerrish's Grotto

The Ministry of Entertainment was formed by two actors, Kate McNab and Joe Hobbs, to produce theatre based on oral histories from the era of the Second World War. They had met in 1997 during Bristol Old Vic’s premier run of Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth which was directed by Andy Hay and written by A.C.H. Smith about Bristol Docks from the stories of the dockers themselves. During the run Joe and Kate persuaded fellow performer Kit Morgan to be musical director for their new venture. more…

As one theatregoer put it,
“If it’s The Ministry of Entertainment you know it will be excellent theatre, great humour and lovely music”.

DOODLEBUGS AND BOGEYMEN

Written by: Joe Hobbs, performed by Ross Harvey & Kate McNab

With the usual combination of fond humour, period music and scripting laced with oral histories, Kate and Ross play a brother and sister evacuated to a West Country farm from London. They also portray an array of characters from the village which took them in.

Brian and Jean are just two of tens of thousands evacuated from their homes during World War 2 – for some a time of happiness and discovery, for others loneliness and sorrow. A time when Firebomb Fritzes and Squander Bugs, Lord Haw Haws and Potato Petes fill children’s heads with spitfires and shrapnel, doodlebugs and bogeymen. All set to music of the era and written from true stories, Doodlebugs and Bogeymen takes a light-hearted look at the lives of our two children and the community which received them.

TOURING DATES 2016:

Thursday 14th & Saturday April 16th @7.45pm
NAILSEA LITTLE THEATRE
Tickets: 01275 852 275

Thursday 21st APRIL at 7.30pm
THORNBURY ARTS FESTIVAL, Armstrong Hall.
Tickets:www.positickets.co.uk
or call to Reserve & Collect:(0117 923 1212)

Sunday APRIL 24th at 7.30pm Tickets:
Zion Community Space, Bishopsworth, Bristol
Tickets: www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
or call to Reserve & Collect:(0117 923 1212)

Saturday JUNE 18th
CLEVEDON THEATRE SHOP
Tickets: www.theatreshop.org.uk/
or 01275 400225 Please check our touring dates page for the latest performances.

If you would like to contact MoE or for more information on how to book tickets,
please telephone: 0117 973 3223, fax: 0117 970 6044 or email us by using our web mailing form.
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