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The Folkestone Performing Arts Company is looking for some Theatre Angels to help crowd fund a two-day Research & Development retreat with the ensemble to continue their work on The Leech of Folkestone!

“The world, according to the best geographers is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh. In this last-named, and fifth, quarter of the globe, a Witch may still be occasionally discovered in favourable, i.e. stormy, seasons, weathering Dungeness Point in an eggshell, or careering on her broomstick over Dymchurch wall.”


Mrs Botherby’s Story: The Leech of Folkestone, set in the depths of Romney Marsh, tells the macabre but humorous tale of a woman so fed up with her husband, she sets out to rid herself of him with the help of the local doctor. The play contains mediaeval folklore, comic and colourful characters, supernatural themes and beautiful, dramatic descriptions of the landscape of southeast Kent.


Over the past year, we have been dipping our toes in and out of developing this new and exciting play, but now we want to find the time [and the money] to really get a start on creating a script ready for rehearsing and touring in the Autumn.

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