Invitation only performance

Little Lily Harley at Pound Farm

This brand-new play for our time will be touring to village greens and other small outdoor venues right across the South of England between Friday 11th June & Sunday 29thAugust, 2021 and will be at Pound Farm on…

Wednesday 4th August, at 7.30pm – Picnics from 5.30pm

Pound Farm, Sheffield Green, near Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN21 3RB

Bring your own low backed chairs or rugs & warm clothing for an English summer.

What’s it about?

At last! Something to get excited about! It will give us a good laugh and raise our spirits – and we all need that! The play will be ‘Little Lily Harley’, postponed from last year, and is about Charlie Chaplin’s childhood in Lambeth. With a drunken but charismatic actor father who was rarely around & a beautiful young actress of a mother who had three children by different fathers, he had to learn along-side his big brother Sydney how to survive a very precarious existence. Sometimes fostered by other people, sometimes in a school for destitute children, sometimes separated from Sydney & sometimes living on the street (as a child!) he nevertheless managed to triumph over all this to become arguably the greatest film actor ever.

Pete Talbot, the director, says, “When I wrote the play in 2019, I could not have known how apt it would be for today. The message of hope & triumph over pain, through the imagination and laughter, is really important for today because people are desperate to see theatre and escape for a while. That is why we must do it.”

Because of social distancing spaces may be limited, so BOOK EARLY!


If regulations are still in place people will have to come in and be seated one group at a time where the House Manager puts them to allow us to measure out distances, there will be a separate entrance and exit gate and people will be strongly encouraged to wear masks.

However!!! Recent statements by the prime minister are really optimistic, so we may be back to normal! Fingers crossed!

You will get your money back if you can’t subsequently come. Prices will favour people booking in bubbles of four or more.

Full of music hall and silent movie magic with a great team of top professional actor/musicians! Featuring Chaplin’s powerful classic music, ‘Smile’.

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