Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre - Auditorium
The Cause of the Thunder, starring David Hayman. A funny thing happened on the
way to the pub… Bob Cunningham thought he saw a man ascend into the sky.
It’s two years after the referendum, and Bob Cunningham has stuff on his
mind: Whether or not to take early retirement. To make matters worse he
discovers that Ethel, his ex, who he hasn’t seen in 20 years, will be
coming later tonight. Politics, of course, and what to do about the No
vote, Corbyn… And that weird thing about rising into the heavens. It puts
him in storytelling mood. Bob’s a raconteur. He tells 3 more stories about
ascensions, all the while trying to decide what to do about Ethel, and
whether his life’s work is done. Is he finished? In his final speech – the
story of an entire country ripping itself from the earth and rising up –
he comes to terms with his, and his country’s, past, and future.