An acclaimed novelist is returning to his roots with a major new play touring Norfolk and Suffolk venues in June 2024.

Jeremy Page, whose award-winning books include ‘The Wake’ and ‘New York to California’, has made a rare venture into theatre-writing with 'Elephant'.

It tells the story of recluse Manny, who lives alone in a house on a crumbling cliff in north Norfolk.

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He gets an unexpected visit from his sister Jessie, who has brought with her the local villain, Lee Farrier, trussed up in a sack.

When they are joined by Cally, a figure from Jessie’s past, things start to fall apart.

The play is performed by fEAST theatre, one of the region’s leading touring companies.

Page, who lives in London but grew up in north Norfolk, said: "Norfolk formed me and still inspires me.

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"Certainly the coastal aspect of Norfolk has always fascinated me."

The upcoming shows are at Aylsham Town Hall (June 19), The Corn Hall in Diss (June 20), Southwold Arts Centre (June 21), Wells Maltings (June 22), Norwich Arts Centre (June 23), St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth (June 25), Westacre Theatre (June 27), Sedgeford Village Hall (June 28) and The Seagull Theatre in Lowestoft (June 29). 

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