ImpAct tours with Visitors

BARNEY Norris’s play Visitors is the choice of the Dorset-based ImpAct Theatre, with four performances from 15th to 20th March.

The young Salisbury-raised playwright is as comfortable writing novels as plays, and both are causing a stir. Visitors is set on Salisbury Plain, were an elderly couple and their son look into a cheerless future. It was first seen in London in 2014, where the production starred Linda Bassett.

Now Patricia Richardson has acquired the rights for ImpAct, where the cast will be Linda Denning, Mike Griffiths, Brian Woolton and  Zoe Keith.

Visitors explores the challenges of marriage in old age with a level of sensitivity and understanding unexpected from a playwright then in his twenties.

Patricia Richardson says: “We’re always on the lookout for exceptional plays at ImpAct, and we were drawn to Visitors because it contains those magic ingredients of relationships, love and humour, wrapped up in authenticity.

“We’re working very hard to ensure our production is both entertaining and relatable, so audiences can look forward to a wonderful evening’s entertainment.”

See the production at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Thurs­day 15th March, The Hub at Ver­wood on Saturday 17th,  the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne on Sunday 18th or the Shelley Theatre in Bos­combe on Tuesday 20th March.

For more details visit the website,

Rehearsal images are included

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