23 August 2014

Comedy Gold found in Hertfordshire

TMB chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has urged tripe lovers from across the south of England to gather together in Hertfordshire to celebrate tripe as part of the TMB's 'Autumn of Tripe & Comedy'.

Bill Tidy cartoon courtesy of CADS
Between 25 and 27 September, Corvus Amateur Dramatic Society will be staging their production of The Fosdyke Saga, a hilarious adaptation  by the late, great Alan Plater of Bill Tidy's much loved cartoon strip recounting the rags-to-riches story of a family of Lancashire tripe merchants, from the end of the nineteenth century to the early 1920s, taking in coal strikes, the Suffrage movement,  the trenches of World War One, and the Salford Ripper.

The performance, in the pretty Hertfordshire town of Royston, is expected to attract large crowds, so tripe lovers are asked to book early.

Speaking from his Lytham home this morning, Sir Norman said: "Our campaign to reassert tripe's role as the supreme comedy foodstuff is gathering momentum.  As part of this, people who are in what has been unfairly termed the 'tripe desert' of the south now have a chance to show their support for our product by attending a performance of what is acknowledged to be the finest dramatic incarnation of tripe ever written."

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