An audience with Horace Batchelor


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Those of a certain age will remember Horace Batchelor as one of the most infamous characters in radio history. His name conjuring up memories of listening to Radio Luxembourg. Those innocent days where going to bed with a tranny meant listening to the radio under the bed sheets


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Relive the past at The Castle at Taunton on Friday 11th April when they bring to you, An Audience with Horace Batchelor. In this rags-to-riches story (your rags, his riches), Horace takes you into his world before he leaves it. It’s a world not far from here. In fact it’s Keynsham. That’s right, K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M.

What was the Infra-Draw Method? Did it really work or was it one big scam? We invite you to an audience with the man himself, the legendary King of Keynsham.

A change in fortunes is guaranteed.

An Audience with Horace Batchelor is a comedy written by Kevin Cattell, directed by Ed Viney, performed by Roland Oliver and produced by Blue Brook Productions.

Roland Oliver is known for his performances with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol having played King Lear and appeared in productions including Richard II, Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew. Roland originated the roles of Andrew McKinlay MP and Michael Mates in the verbatim plays at the Tricycle Theatre and his numerous television credits include Bad Girls, Vera, Coronation Street and EastEnders.

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