Life and times of Grenfell at Eastgate

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Comedienne Joyce Grenfell is remembered at the Eastgate Theatre with a production of some of her most famous characters.

Turn Back the Clock also looks at her more delicate and poignant pieces during her career.

It is performed and adapted by Cheryl Knight and produced by Hidden Pearl.

One reviewer said: “This is a celebration of the wit and wisdom of Joyce Grenfell, weaving her songs and monologues with the help of a nice pianist, a French pleat, a pearl necklace and a lovely taffeta skirt.”

Hidden Pearl was founded in 2002 by Crispin Harris and Olivier-Award nominated director Sonia Fraser.

Crispin’s work includes the Fringe Review award-winning revival of Retreat by acclaimed playwright James Saunders, and the Time Out Critics’ Choice revival of Ben Travers’ Thark.

Turn Back the Clock is performed on Friday, July 26, at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £14 (children under 16 £5) and can be bought by phoning 01721 725777 or visit