"Idyllic English village threatened by an energy company" - sounds familiar?

Would anyone like to make up a community group going to see our local James Bolam in "Fracked! or Please Don't Use the F-Word" at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford on Easter Monday at 19.45?

I think they'll be much to enjoy as we consider the Fracking debate in Wisborough Green and the Crouchland Biogas saga in Plaistow, Ifold and Kirdford.

The comedy takes us to an idyllic English village threatened by an energy company intent on drilling for shale gas. Anne Reid plays Elizabeth, a retired academic who finds herself transformed from obedient citizen to angry protestor. While her increasingly grumpy husband (James Bolam) longs for the quiet life, Elizabeth soars to fame via social media. Desperate to get planning permission, hard-nosed PR men team up with a corrupt local councillor to persuade the villagers that fracking is a good thing. Elizabeth’s having none of it, and mounts the barricades…..

This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power!


PORE will coordinate buying tickets and hopes to get a reduced rate for a group booking. Price is currently £35.50 per ticket.

Please email help@pore.org.uk if you would like a ticket. Booking will be made on Saturday.