The Bench: A Tale From Paradise Heights

Start date: 17 Feb 2024
End date: 19 Feb 2024
Location: The Grand

The Bench from the award-winning writer and director of The Haunting of Blaine Manor, is written and directed by Joe O’Byrne. It’s just a bench in the park, the one by the war memorial. A thief, a fake clairvoyant, a homeless man, two burglars, a street sweeper, two war veterans, an artist, a widow, a drug dealer, a real clairvoyant, a loan shark, an angel and a ghost. They’ve all sat here at least once this year. Before the end of the year one of them will be murdered here…

A comedy of love, life and loss, the Bench is the first of four Tales From Paradise Heights to come to The Grand.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.