An Audience with Horace Batchelor – our exclusive preview

Last year, playwright Kevin Cattell asked for readers’ help with research on a script he was writing about Keynsham legend Horace Batchelor. Now, his one man show is booked to play at the Brewery Theatre in Southville at the of July and we have arranged an exclusive preview in K-E-Y-nsham. Horace Batchelor found fame, courtesy of his Radio Luxemburg adverts which put Keynsham on the map in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as fortune with his complex Infra-Draw method to win the football pools. He was something of an enigma though and there are still many people living locally who have a story to tell.  Many of you shared those recollections with Kevin and now Blue Brook Productions are planning to bring many of those memories to life in this 70 minute one man show.Horace_Brochure_forWeb-480x360

It seems somehow fitting that the preview run should take place in Keynsham and this is your chance to be one of a select audience to have a preview of this very special part of Keynsham’s history.  An audience with Horace Batchelor will run for 3 nights only on Monday 22nd July, Tuesday 23rd July and Wednesday 24th July at Pomegranate Cafe and Restaurant, Temple Street, Keynsham (7.30pm). The audience will be seated restaurant style and the ticket price includes a dish of mixed anti pasta and a glass of wine. There are only a small number of places available each evening and the show will be split into two halves with an interval.

Tickets cost £12 and our available from The Week In office at 8 Temple Court (Telephone bookings 0117 986 0381) or from Pomegranate. The show opens at the Brewery Theatre on 30th July and runs until 10th August. www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com