’Groping for Words’ by Sue Townsend

Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th February 2018 in Grange Hall

Groping for Words is a warm compassionate comedy by Sue Townsend, directed by Katherine Buttfield, about an adult literacy evening class run by the middle-aged and well-meaning Joyce. She knows that teaching adult literacy requires tact and respect – unfortunately the only room that was free for her evening class is unsuitable.

Sue Townsend depicts well and entertainingly the prickly interaction between these characters, and the agonising effect the written word has on them, notably the letters that George receives from his daughter but can’t read.

Set in a class for illiterate adults, this play might seem irrelevant in the 21st century but not so; the latest statistics show that 16% of Britons are ‘functionally illiterate’.

All tickets are £9 each (including tea or coffee and programme) and are available via the website or from Pen2Paper Stationers in R-o-T or by phoning 0115 332906.

Please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

NB. Customers ordering tickets on-line via the website will still pay just £9 and you can use a credit card or debit card with no added charges www.radcliffe-on-trentdramagroup.co.uk

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Why not book a pre-theatre meal – available from 5.30pm at

Café Piano

0115 9332233

10% discount if you show your theatre tickets.


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