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The Last Matron:

Tuesday 31st January - Thursday 2nd February

Doors 7.30pm Curtain up 8pm

THE LAST MATRON – A play based on real events and discovered diaries in Frome, brought to you by Dramakarma and Keyford History Group.

A head strong girl desperate to escape the vice-like grip of institutional life. Tensions run high between old aged companions, but without each other what have they got? A war hero with a hidden secret, seeking companionship and solace. Evacuee children ready to take on whatever Hitler can throw at them! And astride it all is the Matron, a protective figure holding lives together.

With a grand old building facing demolition the Last Matron of Keyford watches as a parade of spectres appear before her. The building cannot be saved but it isn’t too late to resurrect the memory of those who passed through its doors.

A play about Keyford Asylum based on real events and discovered diaries. Written by Kevin Ross. In association with Dramakarma and Keyford History Group.

31st January – 2nd February at Rook Lane Chapel (Rook Lane Chapel).

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Tickets are available from One A gallery, in the Westway Presinct, during opening hours Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4.30pm

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