Presented live on stage by Poetry People

In the early 1900s Lowestoft’s fishing village – known locally as The Grit – was home to 2,300 people, three schools, churches, shops and 13 pubs. There was a strong sense of independence and community spirit among the often poor ‘Gritsters’. What made it such a special place to live and why did it disappear in the 1960s?

Using the words of his old friend Jack Rose as a guide, writer and poet Dean Parkin travels back in time to piece the story together. Meet no-nonsense fisherman, old Ned; Billy, a larger-than-life skipper during Lowestoft’s fishing boom; and Ruby (Billy’s daughter), one of the tireless taskforce of women keeping the fishing industry afloat.

A surprising, tender, entertaining family show mixing stories and poems, films and songs.


Performance information

Running time: 1 hours 10 minutes

The details below are for the only performance of PEARLS FROM THE GRIT

Date Time Pricing
14 Nov
19.30 until
Standard £12.50
U16/Student £11.50
Over 65 £11.50
Benefit Claimant £11.50

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