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THEATRE REVIEW: The Darling Buds of May by the St Nicolas Players at the South Holland Centre




I remember watching The Darling Buds of May on TV on a Sunday afternoon with my parents. David Jason was, of course, in the lead role as Pop Larkin along with Pam Ferris as ‘Ma’ - and it was the show that made Catherine Zeta-Jones a household name.

What I didn’t realise, however, was that The Darling Buds of May was originally a book, written by H E Bates, and later a stage play.

It is the play that the St Nicolas Players based their latest production upon at the South Holland Centre in Spalding; but it brought with it all the charm, warmth and humour that I remember from the TV programme.


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