By Ray Rumsby

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.

'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’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)
'Nick Murray Brown is a force of nature. Volatile, deranged, dangerous, he looms like a figure out of the storm.'
Basil Abbot (Plays International)


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