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The Sewell Barn Company
The Kitchen Sink
By Tom Wells
Matinee 8 April at 2.30pm
From the director
Wells' 2011 play is about hopes and dreams and shows how small changes in our lives can nevertheless have a significant impact. In this respect, it has an affinity with the 'kitchen sink' dramas of the 1950s and 60s. He eschews dealing with big ideas in favour of writing directly from his own experience growing up in rural East Yorkshire where the flat landscape, far-
His interests seem to lie in family, community and the minutiae of everyday life and Wells has remarked that a lot of what he writes is about "seeing something mundane in a different light."
Withernsea, where the play is set, is clearly a place he knows very well. It's a struggling seaside town but one which in his view is full of "something tough and decent and hopeful."
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For one family living in the faded Yorkshire seaside resort of Withernsea, things aren’t going to plan. Martin, with his dilapidated milk float, is fast losing customers to the local supermarket. Something is clearly wrong with Kath’s kitchen sink. Sophie’s dream of becoming a ju-