fEAST Theatre

Formed in 2010, fEAST theatre continues to develop and showcase new work by professional theatre-makers from the East of England and beyond.

“bringing original and vibrant theatre to our region”

The Eastern Daily Press

In this period of unprecedented uncertainty for our industry we at fEAST have not been letting the grass grow beneath our feet. Our AD, Dawn Finnerty, has been hard at work rescheduling our planned 10th anniversary season of Dulcie & Walter, Rosa Mendoza and The Canada Boys. We were intending to get the first of these out on the road in Summer 2021 with The Canada Boys following in 2022.

Please look at our ‘What’s on page ‘ for dates. We have been working with our partner venues to find ways to get back to our audience as soon as it is safe to do so. We also have writers working on new commissions for 2022 and beyond. We’d like to thank The Garage, Norwich, Wells Maltings and Arts Council England for their support at this time.

Dulcie and Walter

fEAST theatre presents, as part of our tenth anniversary season a new play: Dulcie and Walter by Catherine Herman.

‘Inside these ol’ bodies, these ol’ shells, is whole worlds you can’t know about…’

The year is 1970. Dulcie and Walter have lived all 50 years of their married life on a small farm in Norfolk. They ‘chunder on’ with stories and gossip but Walter is becoming frail. Both of them are determined to spend the rest of their lives on the farm with the spring hawthorn and the autumn blackberries.

Visits from Dulcie’s great-niece Mary reveal that beneath the ‘chunderin’ and funny stories, Walter and Dulcie’s relationship has not only rubbed along but involved some moments of glory and some of heart-breaking despair. They also harbour long-buried family secrets that Mary is determined to uncover, and Dulcie is determined to keep buried.

Dulcie and Walter is a profound, life-affirming and hilarious play about the sacrifices women make, growing old and staying wild, and chewin’ the cud over a nice bowl of lamb stew.

Catherine Herman, originally from Great Yarmouth, after varied careers and travels, is having a late renaissance as a writer and actor.

Touring June to July 2021