Kiara's three new plays, inspired by Norfolk heritage, have all been produced by Fine Time Theatre. Working with Thetford Town Council and the Norfolk Museum service has helped ensure the quality of her storytelling.
The Capable Convict Henry Kable
This one-woman play was written specially for Thetford's Great Festival about the life of Henry Kable, the failed burglar of a Thetford household and First Fleeter of 1788. The show ran in August 2014 and it was performed again, as a part of Heritage Open Days in 2015 on 12th September at the Guildhall.
A Battle Won
Inspired by the centenary of the Battle of Ypres and the bi-centenary of Waterloo, A Battle Won was set against the (now resolved) debate about women being allowed onto the front line. Real stories were intertwined with imagined lives to create a fascinating tale of six women at the battle front across three centuries - 1816, 1916, 2016. All roles were played by just two actors.
The title of the play comes from a remark Wellington is said to have made shortly after the battle of Waterloo: "Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won"
Performed by two actors in multiple roles, Fine Time Theatre's play explored what remains when something is transformed. Funny and thoughtful, the play is told across two time periods 80 years apart, using song and physical theatre.
Before plastic replaced it, Thetford Pulpware was sold all around the world.
In 1939 Churchill began to send confidential WWII papers to Thetford for pulping, under an armed guard.
In 2019 Extinction Rebellion fills the news. Lily sells other author's work while her own novel is on the verge of being pulped.