Henry learns about life

Wimborne Drama Productions will perform Giles Havergal’s clever stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel, Travels With My Aunt, at the Tivoli Theatre from 19 to 21 October.

When retired bank manager Henry Pulling meets his eccentric Aunt Augusta at what he supposes to be his mother’s funeral, she persuades him to abandon his dull life tending to his dahlias and to embark on a series of unexpected and hilarious adventures. Travelling with his aunt to Brighton, Paris, Istanbul and then across the world to South America, Henry encounters Aunt Augusta’s shady associates, pot-smoking hippies, war criminals, men from the CIA and art smugglers. To his aunt’s great delight, Henry finds himself coming alive as he puts his former life behind him.

Evening performances at 7.30, Saturday matinée at 2.30. Tickets £12 evenings, £10 Saturday matinée. To book tickets, contact the Tivoli Box Office on 01202 885566 or book online (booking fees may apply).