A Spirited Performance

On Thursday evening the Village Hall was host to a remarkable comic duo ‘Little Earthquake’ brought to us by Highlights Rural Touring. Locals are well aware that any Highlights event will be quality on your doorstep and this was no exception.

Folk of all ages were treated to the fascinating story of an eight year old boy growing up in the 1980s from the perspective of his older adult self.  A trip down memory lane for some of us, giggling at the yellow pages adverts featuring Maureen Lipman whilst eating sherbert filled flying saucer sweets! For the younger audience they experienced life in Derby before lap tops and mobile phones, sampling twiglets during the show.

The ghost George was central to the story but the lives that surrounded ‘George the Ghost’ were comically marvellous  with the typical nuclear family of elder flouncing sister, a mum who dished out dollops of threats and advice in equal measure and a Dad who .. well… went fishing.

The amount of 1980s toys, board games and TV programmes referenced was jaw dropping; who remembers gonks, rubik cubes, Kodak instamatics? To name a few.

However the final outcome of the story was as thought- provoking as comic but the audience are on their honour not to reveal all, as the show is on tour till mid 2020. Catch it if you can!

Jan Lennard

I Aint Afraid Of No Ghost – picture credit Jess Oates

Audience commented: “funny”, “entertaining” and “surprising and greatly retro”

I Aint Afraid of No Ghost is touring village halls with Highlights Rural Touring this autumn.