The official recording from fEAST Theatre is available here

An Audio Production of the play by Rob John

Canada Boys album coverIn 2012 and again in 2014 award-nominated fEAST Theatre scored a major hit with their show The Canada Boys. Sell out performances across the region and in London helped to put this new company on the map and fEAST was praised for ‘bringing original and vibrant theatre to our region’ (Eastern Daily Press).

The Canada Boys is based on the true story of a group of workers at J & J Colman. In 1912 the famous mustard company, concerned by rising unemployment in Norwich, offered some of its employees the opportunity of a new life as farm workers on the other side of the Atlantic. ‘The Canada Boys is the story of two brothers who’d never ventured further west than Wymondham but who dared to imagine a new life for themselves in ‘The British Dominion of Canada.’

Set in the shadow of The First World War this funny, sad and thought-provoking play resonates with Norfolk voices and locations and examines life in a world where ‘things int fixed solid no more’ and where change is coming…even to Norfolk. The Canada Boys is a play about ambition, love, duty, family and mustard.

Rob John’s play has taken a little known piece of local history and universalised it with humour and poignancy in a fine piece of writing which not only speaks to Norfolk but has something to say to us allJayne Morgan, Eastern Daily Press is pleased to offer the Audio Production of The Canada Boys for download in wav and MP3 formats. The downloaded folder will contain the complete play divided into two episodes, in the precisely the same way that the stage play featured two acts.

All proceeds from the sale of this download will be used to help fEAST Theatre recover from the past 14 months of venue closures, and allow them to keep making great theatre.

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The Actors:

Owen Evans – Eddie Craske
Dawn Finnerty – Kathleen Thirtle
Robin McLoughlin – Jack Craske
Tabitha Woodgett – Ethel Hargrave
Mark Kitto – Walter Beck
Rob John – Lecturer
Tim Fawcett – The Vicar

Sound, music and production:

Music and Sound design by Mark Fawcett
Production – Fish Need Snorkels

Trumpet/Flugelhorn – David Maddison
Trombone – Alex Maddison
Percussion – Karl Penney
Percussion – Dave Jackson