Mad dash to Chipping Norton

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A host of colourful characters will fill the stage at Chipping Norton Theatre when an adaptation of a Graham Greene book visits later this month.

Just four actors take part in Travels with My Aunt which is performed from Monday to Wednesday September 26 to 28.

Each of the eccentric characters play a part in retired, rather boring, suburban bank manager Henry Pulling’s great transformation.

The unlikely hero of the play – Henry - leads a quiet, risk-free and dull, bachelor life, effectively retired from work, life and the world.

Until, that is, his eccentric Aunt Augusta persuades him to travel with her to Brighton – then Paris, on to Istanbul and across the world to Paraguay.

Through her he joins a shifty twilight society of pot-smoking hippies, war criminals, men from the CIA and hard core art smugglers.

He puts his dull and predictable life behind him as he finds himself changing beyond recognition.

The storyline of Travels with my Aunt not only mirrors Greene’s own real life obsession with travelling, often to the most dangerous spots on the planet, but also takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the fictional world created by Greene in his seventeen previous novels.

The show runs at 7.45pm each night and tickets cost between £13 and £15.

For more details or to book in advance call the box office on 01608 642350 or alternatively visit www.chippingnortontheatre.com.