Climate comedy has a serious message

ON STAGE Bob and Doris
ON STAGE Bob and Doris
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A COMEDY which carries a strong message about climate change is being staged this weekend.

Bob and Doris Are Not Afraid was written by local playwright Jacquie Penrose and uses ordinary members of the public as well as professional actors.

Unusually, the play is being staged in a large office at Langstone Technology Park, in Havant.

But that is not the only quirky thing about the National Lottery-funded play.

Mrs Penrose has written the play on behalf of Havant Literary Festival.

The green campaigner, who is one of the founders of Havant Transition Network, also sees it as an unofficial part of Havant Goes Greener week, which begins tomorrow. She said: ‘It’s a very funny play.

‘It’s in a style that people might not expect because every single thing is carried out by actors – all the sound effects, all the furniture.

‘They actually turn themselves into furniture.

‘What I will say is look out for the fish tank!

‘I want people to come away with a smile and a sense that climate change is a real issue and it should be taken seriously, but there’s no need to panic.’

The play is on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 4pm and 7.30pm. Tickets costs £5 adults and £3 under 18s.

Buy them from The Spring on (023) 9247 2700 or or on the door.