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It’s The Drink Talking: Rehearsals are underway

A UNIQUE and special event will be taking place at Theatre Gwaun next month, consisting of TV-style live show with comedy, drama, music and a quiz, entitled: ‘It’s the Drink Talking,’ designed to highlight the dangers and delights of alcohol. 

The show has drawn on many members of the local community who will be on stage and working behind the scenes to make the show happen.

The show is written and directed by local playwright, Derek Webb, with contributions from Maggie Stringer, Mandy Barrowclift, Marc Mordey, Hannah Rackham and POINT, Fishguard amongst others.

Part of the ‘Communities Together’ project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund in Fishguard and Goodwick, the aim of the show is to provide an evening’s entertainment with plenty of laughs, but with a serious purpose: to promote a healthy relationship with alcohol, for individuals and for the community as a whole.

Communities Together is run by Alcohol Concern, the national charity on alcohol misuse for England and Wales. Alcohol Concern is not an anti-alcohol organisation or a temperance campaign. Its goal is simply to help people increase their understanding of alcohol and to reduce the harm caused by overuse.

Communities Together is not based on any idea that Fishguard and Goodwick are places with extra-ordinary alcohol issues. They’re typical Welsh communities with typical levels of many problems, and also a lot to give in terms of community spirit and the will to make things better.

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What Fishguard and Goodwick achieve in these three years could lead the way for other towns in Wales and across the UK to become healthier places to live.

Rehearsals are now underway and the show itself is on Saturday, February 20 starting at 7.30pm. Tickets, which include a free ‘mocktail’, are just £2 per person or £5 for family ticket.

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