NYD Webteam: April 2018
For 30 years Adrian Plass has been entertaining people all over the world with his books and performances. On Tuesday 17 April Gunnerside Methodist Chapel hosted the first night of his nationwide tour 'Out Of His Head'; an evening of laughter weaving excerpts from previous books with the insight and humour of his latest offering 'The Shadow Doctor'.
Together with his wife Bridget and the 'Searchlight Theatre Company' the packed chapel was treated to stories, sketches and poems that highlighted the strange and funny things we do to live up to what we think others expect of us; only to find they are doing the same and the consequences that can follow.
Taking excerpts from the many 'The Sacred Diaries of Adrian Plass aged...', 'An Alien at St Wilfred's' and many other great titles, we were treated to sketches about how one might cover up the fact that you have not prepared your sermon; how difficult it can become when we pretend to know something that we don't and why it is better to put an onion in a casserole rather than stripping away it's layers in a futile attempt to find out what it really is.
The laughter throughout the evening was a great tonic and for many will remain so throughout the following days.
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