First World War Canada Boys production returning to Norfolk

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Thursday, April 3, 2014
9:00 AM

A drama based on true First World War events at the Norwich Colman’s factory will be coming to north Norfolk.

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East Theatre will be bringing the revival tour of The Canada Boys, which was performed last year, to a series of venues including Sheringham Little Theatre, The Atrium in North Walsham and Aylsham Town Hall from April 2-12.

It will feature the original cast and is due to be shown at Fakenham Community Centre tomorrow; The Guildhall in King’s Lynn on April 5; The Granary at Wells on April 6; North Walsham on April 8; The Garage in Norwich on April 9/10; Aylsham on April 11; and Hindolveston Village Hall on April 12, all at 7.30pm.

Set in Norwich in 1912 The Canada Boys, by Norfolk writer Rob John, is based on the story of a group of workers at J & J Colman.

Concerned by rising unemployment in Norwich, the company offered some of its employees the opportunity of a new life on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Canada Boys is the story of the two Craske brothers from Wymondham.

Tickets for the North Walsham show cost £10 for adults and £5 for students or children.

To book call the box office on 01692 400080 or visit

Tickets for the Aylsham show cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s. To book call 07796 519987 or visit

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