An Honorary Yorkshireman

2010

1291853304Starring Neil Kent as James Herriot Written by Kate Bramley (Hull Truck Theatre) This one man show from Badapple Theatre continued the long lineage of biography based drama’s that the company have amassed since their first tours in 1998.

Set in a Yorkshire pub in the farming heyday of the 1940’s ‘An Honorary Yorkshireman’ sets off the early biography of the late Alf Wight- better know under his pen name of James Herriot- against a myriad of local characters inspired by All Creatures Great and Small novels. Neil Kent gives an upbeat and entertaining performance as the local vet come down from Glasgow who inds himself in an altogether different world.

Originally conceived for village hall touring, the show is a light-hearted comic look at one of England’s best loved writers.