By Ray Rumsby    |   Spring 2016


“Nick Murray Brown’s Grimes’ shook the very foundations of the Cut last night, echoing a human agony that reached back through history itself. His commitment to the role was staggering and inspiring, a figure whose very appearance caused gasps.”

Simon Morgan (Fabulous Norfolk)

“Company founder Cordelia Spence is developing into an innovative and boundary-changing director. She’s served by a talented, versatile cast who tackle dozens of parts in exquisite multi-roling…This atmospheric evening sits us on the beach with Crabbe and his people who deserve not to be forgotten.”

David Porter (Eastern Daily Press)

“Nick Murray Brown is a force of nature. Volatile, deranged, dangerous, he looms like a figure out of the storm.”

Basil Abbot (Plays International)


In youth, he struggled against social prejudice and personal circumstance; in marriage, the loss of five beloved children and his wife’s progressive mental illness; in his work, he shocked the rich with scenes of poverty and poorhouses – the narrow, dividing line. This is George Crabbe’s haunting story.

Forgotten portrayed the personal, social, literary and scientific dramas (both comic and tragic) in the life of East Anglia’s greatest poet.

The true story of ‘Peter Grimes’, and George Crabbe, its true author.

Cast & Crew

  • Thomas Wingfield – George Crabbe/Lecturer/Rupert
  • Kiara Hawker – Sarah Elmy/Dinah/Additional Roles
  • Nick Murray Brown – Peter Grimes/George Crabbe (Snr)/Additional Roles
  • Hayley Evenett – Phoebe/Lucy/Additional Roles
  • Neve Doyle – Aunt Elizabeth/Mrs Crabbe Snr/Mrs Skipper/Additional Roles
  • Cordelia Spence – Director
  • Eloise Mitchell – Set Design
  • Julia Hook – Costume Design
  • Rhett Davies – Lighting and Sound
  • Tim Lane – Sound Design
  • Paul Cook – Set Construction
  • Dan Allen – Trailer & Video
  • Tim Lane – Musical Arrangements
  • Nick Murray Brown – Musical Arrangements
  • Julia Rumsby – Musical Arrangements
  • Pencil Bandit – Graphics & Poster
  • Amy Aldous – Research