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The Donkey, The Whippet and The Giant Leek

Written and devised by Tom Kelly and Graeme Thompson

The Donkey, The Whippet and The Giant Leek is a 90 minute entertaining show starring Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid celebrating the music of North East composer Eric Boswell.

The show features more than a dozen songs ranging from comic favourites The Whippet and The Great Longbenton Leek to gorgeous ballads such as The Summer of Last Year and Katie Was There from the musical he wrote with Catherine Cookson.

Many of his songs have been recorded by Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid. Some of his best numbers were written especially for them – including Maybe This Is Love which he wrote for their wedding.

Boswell died in 2009 and the show is an enjoyable exploration of his work as a chronicler of the fast-changing life and landscape of the North East.

★★★★ 'This celebration of Boswell’s work clearly shows that he was a very talented composer with a great deal of wit.' THE REVIEWS HUB

The Donkey, The Whippet & The Giant Leek

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund


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