Dulcie and Walter

Touring June to July 2021

Friday 18th June – Wells Maltings
Box office:  01328 839000

Saturday 19th June – Wells Maltings
Box office:   01328 839000

Wednesday 23rd June – Aylsham Town Hall
Tickets at Postle’s Aylsham

Thursday 24th June – Aylsham Town Hall
Tickets at Postle’s Aylsham

Friday 25th June – The Seagull Theatre
Box office:  01502 589726

Saturday 26th June – The Cut
Box Office:   0300 303 3211

Tuesday 29th June – Beccles Public Hall
Box Office:  01502 770060

Wednesday 30th June – The Garage
Box Office:  01603 283382

Thursday 1st July – The Garage
Box Office:  01603 283382

Friday 2nd July – Sheringham Little Theatre
Box Office:  01263 822347

Saturday 3rd July – Southwold Arts Centre
Box office:  01502 722752

Wednesday 7th July– St Georges, Great Yarmouth
Box Office:  01493 331484

Thursday 8th July – Corn Hall Diss
Box office:  01379 652241

Friday 9th July – Sedgefield Village Hall
Box office:  01485 570097 / 07968 596949

Saturday 10th July – Westacre Theatre
Box office:  01760 755 800

fEAST’s 10th anniversary season starts in the summer with a tour of a brand new play by Catherine Herman (Bowles), a London-based actor and writer who was born in Norfolk. She has made use of childhood memories in writing Dulcie and Walter; a poignant but hilarious study of an aging couple in rural Norfolk in the 1970’s.

‘I grew up in 1950s Gorleston, Norfolk and spent happy times on my grandfather’s farm near Wymondham where aunts and uncles would gather. I love their humour, their accent and their story telling. I wanted to write something that reflected that. 

I am having a late renaissance as a writer and actor. I am so pleased to be touring this play with fEAST who make such a massive contribution to East Anglian theatre.’

Artistic Director Dawn Finnerty says
‘Catherine’s script perfectly captures that distinctive dour Norfolk wit which we know local audiences will recognise and enjoy. We can’t wait to bring this beautiful play to life.’

Dulcie: Catherine Herman
Walter: David Redgrave
Mary: Rachael Cummins

Written by Catherine Herman
Directed by Dawn Finnerty
Design by Fern Belvins
Sound by Mark Fawcett

Catherine Herman

Dulcie 
Catherine co-devised, wrote and acted in Calenture (Above the Arts and Clapham fringe 2017), worked with Grace, Grace, Grace devising and performing (2017 and 2018) and the Arcola Women’s company as part of their Creative Disruption season.

Catherine was a member of the RADA Elder’s Company and performed with them in specially commissioned plays. In 2017 she played the part of Margaret in Down the Hatch by Frances Poet. ‘Bus’ a short play written by Catherine in 2018, was performed as a rehearsed reading by Page to Stage.

In 2019, Catherine worked with Christopher Green in ‘The Home’ (immersive theatre) which was part of the Albany’s ‘Age Against the Machine’ festival.

Rachael Cummins

Mary
Rachael Cummins grew up in South Norfolk before training at Theatre of the Arts, University of Northampton. Rachael’s theatre credits include Nelly Dean in Wuthering Heights and Miss Matty in Cranford (Chapterhouse Theatre UK and China tour), multiple roles in Cinderella (Panto In a Day UK tour); voice work includes Voluptua in The Beetul Jewel and various characters in The Diaries (Resonance Radio).

Rachael will also be appearing as Charlotte in A Goodly Apple and Clara/The Witch in The Other Home, both short films to shoot later this year.

David Redgrave

Walter
David was born and raised in Suffolk. Extensive work in theatre includes seasons in rep at Ipswich, Milford Haven, Keswick and the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park. In the West End he appeared in ‘Moving’ at the Queens and ‘Revenge of the Samurai’ at the Arts. He’s worked with Eastern Angles, Red Rose Chain, Sphinx and Poetry People in ‘Pearl’s from the Grit’.

David was a regular for fourteen years  at Gawswoth summer theatre and has appeared in twenty five pantomimes.

He has recorded several plays for Radio 4 and television appearances include Dr Who, Londons Burning and The Chief.

Barbara Horne

Dulcie
Barbara has been a regular company member in Jill Freud’s Southwold Summer Theatre (The Old Country and The Man Upstairs) and the Aldeburgh Summer Theatre (Blithe Spirit and Murder in Play). In Halesworth she has been seen in several new plays at the INK Festival and her duologue, Night Jars, recorded for radio Suffolk was nominated for a BBC radio award.

TV credits include Margaret in Catastrophe (Channel 4, series 2 and 3), DCS Gordon in Taggart, head of the Domestic Violence Unit in The Bill and Reverend Fiona Fraser in Monarch of the Glen. She also ran the grocery store in the remake of Dr Finlay’s Casebook. She has appeared in many sitcoms including Extras, Little Britain, Two Point 4 children, Keeping Mum, Jam and Jerusalem and Blackadder. Barbara has worked in the National Theatre studio and repertory theatres around the country including Manchester, Worcester, Cheltenham, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.