Open air theatre is coming to Crowhurst

The Rude Mechanicals Outdoor Touring Theatre perform at Crowhurst Recreation Ground on Thursday July 30 when they present the comedy Babbi Babbett.

It is the group’s tenth annual appearance at the village.

Not to be missed, Babi’ is probably The Rude Mechanicals’ funniest play yet. It is a flat out farce in the manner of Goldoni, but the play

goes back to the much more satirical ‘farces’ of the commedia dell’arte.

It centres on miserly widower and gold merchant Sydney Lean who receives some sausages by mistake from Philomila Taureaumerde.

In his foolishness he assumes them to be a proclamation of her affection, so he writes her a love poem to be delivered by his incompetent servant Babi.

Picnics from 6.30pm, performance at 7.30pm.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1 Make our website your homepage at

2 Like our Facebook page at

3 Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4 Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer – always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.