Park Your Thoughts

June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2017, July 2017


A simple park bench – The complex lives and thoughts of those who sit there

Have you noticed those people on park benches? Have you been one of them? What takes us there? A desire to be alone and contemplate? To be among others? To have fun? To enjoy nature? To make sense of our thoughts and feelings?

Park Your Thoughts, Tideswell Community Players production on 8th and 9th July, is a kaleidoscope of scenes set on and around a set of park benches during a single summer afternoon. Through a combination of spoken word and lively action we glimpse the inner worlds of those passing a moment in the park.

Featuring original writing by local writer, Suzanne Elvidge and A Talk in the Park by popular playwright, Alan Ayckbourn. Often funny, sometimes tragic, occasionally just off the wall and totally bizarre! Come along for a great evening of observing an intriguingly random bunch of characters of different ages who only have the park bench in common. Get a humorous flavour of the performance now by watching the short video on YouTube (search for ‘ “Park Your Thoughts” – You Tube ‘).

Make sure you see the show! Perfect for a summer evening. 7:30pm Saturday 8th July and Sunday 9th July at The Institute. Tickets £7 and £5 (concessions) from Tideswell Stores or Litton Shop or online through (small charge applies). Reservations: email or phone 01298 871063. Tell your friends and neighbours and support local writers and performers.

…And if you fancy getting caught up in the action, Ceri Royles, director and choreographer of Park Your Thoughts, will be running a fun workshop based on material from the performance at 2pm – 3pm at the Institute on Sunday 9th July. Come in loose, comfortable clothing. Cost £4 or £2 if you have a ticket for the performance. Register for the workshop now by contacting Ceri at

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