Sunday, 3 March 2013

Sunday March 3rd in the Flag and Whistle

As mentioned in an earlier blog, we were the hosts for a play for primary school children this morning. The Everyman Theatre Cheltenham and the Play House Birmingham were responsible for "All aboard" - a short play about a group of people stuck in a first class carriage in the mid 1850's when the train stops suddenly. As recently as two weeks ago, we understood very few tickets had been sold, but this morning, it was a sellout with, over 100 parents and children in the Flag and Whistle. Before the play started we gave everyone a short ride on the DMU as a taster of what they could experience in the future. The play itself was about an hour and a half long with an interval for drinks  Everyone seemed to enjoyed the experience with several children saying they had never been on a train before and some parents commenting they didn't know we existed. (And this was from people living just a few miles away.) Hopefully we made a favourable impression - certainly a large number of them took away leaflets and flyers and one or two went on the train later
Colin Fewell.

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