PROLIFIC playwright John Godber’s 1988 comic drama Salt of the Earth will be the latest production by Little Easton’s Greville Theatre Club.
A share of proceeds from the show, which follows the lives of three generations of working-class folk in a West Yorkshire mining town, will go towards two community causes.
First to benefit will be the Friends of Great Dunmow Maltings, who in 2008 oversaw a major transformation of the historic building into a modern venue and conference centre. The remaining funds will go to the parish church in Pebmarsh near Halstead.
Best known for rugby comedy Up ‘N’ Under and school drama Teechers, as well as his contributions to long-running children’s favourite Grange Hill, John Godber has penned almost 50 plays in his 36-year career.
The Greville Theatre Club’s version of Salt of the Earth starts at Little Easton’s Barn Theatre tonight (May 25), and Saturday, and again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week. Times and ticket prices vary. See www.greville.org.uk or ring (01371) 872640.