West End smash hits playwright comes to Saffron Walden Literature Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:08 06 October 2010

A WEST End smash hit playwright is coming to Saffron Walden as part of the town’s literature festival.

A WEST End smash hit playwright is coming to Saffron Walden as part of the town’s literature festival.

Terence Frisby will be at Harts Event’s classic words festival on Friday (October 8) to talk about Kisses on a Postcard, his wartime childhood memoir.

Since its release in September 2009 the book has taken on a life of its own. It topped Lovereading’s Christmas list and was named Random Jotting’s Book of the Year.

Frisby – whose first smash hit There’s a Girl in My Soup became London’s longest running comedy – has now adapted his award winning book into a musical and is about to take it to the West End stage.

He has since gone on to write and produce many more award-winning plays for TV and stage including the highly acclaimed Woza Albert.

Festival organiser Jo Burch said: “So many people have spoken or written so enthusiastically about Terry Frisby that we’re really excited about welcoming him to Saffron Walden.

“If Margaret Drabble, David Hare, Prunella Scales, Phyllida Law, Nina Bawden, Aled Jones and so many others are right, we’re in for a very entertaining evening.”

Frisby will also be talking to pupils at Friends’ School during the afternoon of his visit to the town.

Tickets are available hartsevents.co.uk, from Harts at Shire Hill, Saffron Walden CB11 3AQ, by calling 01799 523456 and from the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre.

The full festival programme can be found at various outlets in Saffron Walden and on the website.

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