Oct 6 2011 by Mark Smith, Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
AN ENCHANTING tale about an evacuee in the Lancashire countryside who find solace in the supernatural is coming to The Brindley.
Travels With My Boggart is coming to the award-winning arts centre on Wednesday, October 26.
Local actresses Louise Nulty and Jacqueline Pilton brought fun, laughter and a range of amazing characters to audiences of all ages in their previous productions; Last Tram To Starr Gate, Comedy Of Errors And Wizardry as well as the one-woman show Margaret Rutherford Re-Called.
Travels With My Boggart is described as a crazy, sometimes scary yet heart-warming comedy about a young World War Two evacuee from the island of Guernsey.
She finds herself living on the dark and forbidding moorland landscape of Pennine Lancashire, in a hillside farmhouse owned by two strange old farmers.
She longs to look at the sea again but seems to have no way of fulfilling her dream until the weird and wonderful starts to happen and the supernatural comes to her aid.
A boggart is a mischievous household fairy from British folklore.
A Brindley spokesman said: “The audience will laugh, cry and maybe scream as they follow her from Pennine hills to seaside fun, from the world of 1940s fear and austerity through the hidden lands of myth and legend that are centuries old, to her final goal that is a surprise ending that looks forward to a bright new future.
“Louise and Jacqueline weave their story with one character after another through farcical, serious and ‘other worldly’ moments which will entertain and delight everyone from 10 years upwards.”
Tickets for the 7.30pm performance – priced £10 and £8 for concessions – are available from The Brindley Box Office on 0151 907 8360 or online at www.thebrindley.org.uk