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Novice Detective is an emotional adventure

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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WHAT would you do if a crumpled photo, a mysterious phone call and a 90s pop album with encrypted lyrics were the only clues you had to finding your father? Well, in The Novice Detective, Sophie Willan knows exactly what she's going to do and, with the help of the audience (along with that of her slightly psychic gran), she sets off on an adventure that encompasses theatre, storytelling and comedy.

Having been a co-founder of Egg Collective, Manchester's leading all female cabaret/theatre collective, as well as performing around the country, Sophie is now bringing her wacky, contemporary comedy to North Devon.

"Sophie works in the best tradition of sharp-as-tacks northern comedians," Mark Wallace, Beaford Arts Director said. "This show – about her search for her father when she was a teenager – has a fascinating storyline, too. I've seen it with adult audiences, and with young people and everyone wanted to stay behind to hear more about Sophie's story afterwards."

Using alternative comedy, cabaret and theatre, Sophie tells the heart-warming, heart-breaking story that will leave the audience in a mish-mash of emotion.

The Novice Detective, hosted by Beaford Arts, is performed twice this coming weekend:

High Bickington Community Centre on Friday, May 16. Doors: 7pm. Start: 7.30pm. Tickets: £7.50 (adult) £5 (child) or £22.50 (family) on 01769 561387

Berrynarbor Manor Hall on Saturday, May 17. Doors: 7pm. Start: 7.15pm. Tickets: £7.50 (adult) £5 (child) or £22.50 (family) on 01271 882675.

Tickets also available from www.beaford-arts.org.uk.

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