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Theatrical walk around smuggling streets of Deal planned by ReShake Theatre and The History Project

A theatrical romp is planned in Deal this Friday masterminded by ReShake Theatre and The History Project .

Named Dastardly Deal, the performance sees characters Betty and Billy show their audience around their infamous smuggling town starting and finishing near The Royal Hotel on the seafront.

The History Project is a Deal based non-profit organisation who use the topic of history to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages on history related topics and ReShake Theatre which was established to bring a fresh perspective to classic texts.

Lizzie Willis, who co-directs ReShake Theatre with Doug Gardiner, said: “This show has been so much fun to develop and we hope it gives you a sense of Deal’s rich history in addition to providing plenty of laughs.”

A statement from the two organisations said: "The joy of this show is that it is very exclusive - numbers are limited - and you will feel a part of the action.

"Each performance lasts approximately an hour and will inevitably be a slightly different experience every time (due to alternating cast members and audience interaction).

"We really want you to go home talking about it."

Dastardly Deal is a theatrcal romp through the streets by ReShake Theatre and The History Project (49403421)
Dastardly Deal is a theatrcal romp through the streets by ReShake Theatre and The History Project (49403421)

The show has been created with the support of Dover District Council and Visit Kent as part of the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme.

The idea behind the programme is to help develop the experiential off-season economy in the future, by creating experiences which will appeal to visitors between October and March, as well as the summer months themselves.

This will hopefully help extend the tourist season and bring in money to the local economy.

Money raised by The History Project from the romps will be put back into the local community, and helps them deliver epic immersive history experiences to local schools.

There will be shows every Friday at 6pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 6pm.

Tickets £20 adult and £10 child (six to 15 years-old). l Adult Ticket (16 years and above)

To book click here.

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