Preview: End to End

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In April 2012 three women made a daring and unusual journey from one end of Great Britain to the other.

Trusting only to their resourcefulness and the kindness of strangers they made an 18-day, 874-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

They completed their unusual expedition on as many varieties of transport as they possibly could with only one pound per mile to do it.

In End to End, all-female theatre company The Gramophones share moments of this true story, including encounters with a host of unusual characters, trials and tribulations faced along the way, and the unexpected acts of kindness they encountered.

Exploring friendship, personal risk and momentary connections made on the road, they wonder whether the seeds planted will grow into something more meaningful.

The trio take the audience on a unique journey leaving them itching for their own adventure.

The play was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has had rave reviews up and down the country:

Ella Griffirths for said: “End to End is the kind of play that leaves you wishing it were possible to bottle it and market it as a heart-warming and uplifting tonic.

“The hazy exquisiteness of the whole play was made doubly effective by the ramshackle lighting and poignant use of multi-media images.

“A flickering projector showing photographs and videos is mesmerising and adds a new dimension to their stories, especially in the gorgeous microlight scene constructed from gliding videos projected on a swaying canopy.”

End to End is showing at Ashkirk Village Hall on Friday November 13. Doors open at 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, available on the door. The play will also show at St Boswells Village Hall on November 15 at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, £4 concessions. Stay for tea, cake and a chat afterwards.