PREVIEW: I Thought I Heard a Rustling, Washington Theatre Group

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WASHINGTON Theatre Group is in rehearsals for the first of its two summer shows, I Thought I Heard a Rustling.

Penned by Jarrow-born writer Alan Plater, the play is a gentle but thought-provoking comedy where an ex-miner turned poet is appointed writer-in-residence at Eastwood branch library.

However, the senior librarian soon realises the feckless but charming Geordie is no poet.

Despite this, she finds him highly entertaining, much to the disgust of an earnest young man who covets the writer-in-residence role.

These three find themselves in an unlikely alliance when the libraries sub-committee proposes demolishing the library.

Washington Theatre Group is a not-for-profit amateur dramatics group for adults.

The group has been running since 1976 and has staged numerous shows over the years, in the form of mid-year drama and comedy production, as well as an annual pantomime.

There will be two performances of I Thought I Heard a Rustling, at 7.30pm on Friday, June 6, and 7.30pm on Saturday, June 7, at Arts Centre Washington.

Ticket prices have been kept at £4 in a bid to make theatre accessible to more people.

Further details and tickets can be obtained from Washington Arts Centre, on Tel 219 3455 or via the website