BRITAIN'S Tea Poet, Elizabeth Darcy Jones presents the final charity performance of her show Dong Ding! Let the Kettle Sing! in her new home town of Bromyard.
The show is in aid of Worcester and Hereford Samaritans, and will include guest recitals of poems about tea from local poets.
Also included is the debut performance of the specially composed A Bromyard Carol, performed by supporters and users of The HOPE Family Centre, Elizabeth’s nominated charity for her second book of tea poems, currently being written.
The show, at the Conquest Theatre at 3pm on Sunday, December 18, draws on material from Elizabeth’s first book Distinguished Leaves: Poems for Tea-Lovers published this autumn with a foreword by Nigel Havers.
The poems will be punctuated by musical numbers and anecdotes. A free cup of Newby’s Tea, sponsors of the tour, is included in the ticket price.
Having enjoyed a warm welcome from Bromyard on her arrival at the end of July, which included sponsorship by Top Garage of a customized car to take her on her fund-raising tour for Samaritans, Elizabeth was keen to book her new home town for the final show.
The Conquest Theatre stepped in and made the venue available at the last moment, even adding an insert into their programme which had already gone to print. After the show, the author will be selling and signing copies of her book of which £1 from each sale will go to the Samaritans.