EyesWrite present: The Pedlar of Swaffham | John Peel Centre

EyesWrite present: The Pedlar of Swaffham

Friday 15 September, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Box Office
01449 774 678
EyesWrite present: The Pedlar of Swaffham @ John Peel Centre

The story of John Chapman is a well known folk tale from the fifteenth century. There are various versions but few actual facts are know about him. This version keeps to the original tale but characters and events have been added to create a truly entertaining production.

Written by award winning writer Alan Huckle, the action takes the audience from Swaffham Town to London Bridge and back again relating the adventures of John Chapman, his family and the townsfolk of Swaffham as they struggle to keep their town alive.

There are villains, saints, drama and comedy with many memorable songs suitable for all the family.


EyesWrite is a non-profit making organisation that has been promoting new plays by local writers for over ten years. It encourages, and where possible facilitates, the production of new stage plays.

It receives no grant aid or sponsorship, relying solely on ticket sales or fund raising events. Any profits made are used to promote new local writing.

EyesWrite uses the finest actors and technicians from many local amdram groups as wellas professional volunteers to perform locally written plays in theatres, art centres and village halls primarily in the Norfolk, Suffolk border area.


Doors 7pm

Performance begins 7.30pm

Please note that this is a seated event.


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