INK has commissioned playwright, Martyn Wade to tell the dramatic and tragic story of Joe Kennedy Jnr, the elder brother of JFK, who as a young man seemed destined to become President of the United States – until, that is, the Second World War intervened. No Ordinary Joe, No Ordinary Kennedy examines Joe’s complex character, and traces events which led Joe to volunteering for a top-secret and highly dangerous mission, in which he was required to fly a Liberator plane packed with explosives and bail out before it crossed the Channel. Tragically his plane exploded over Blythburgh, Suffolk killing him and his co-pilot, Lt. Wilford John Willy (Bud). This play is to honour them both and all those who flew and lost their lives during WW2.Click here to donate
Commissioned by INK and produced by Digital Drama
Joe Jr: Charlie Field
Joe Sr: Andrew Wincott
Pat: Molly McGeachin
Bud: William Kempsell
Director: Kate Valentine
Sound Recordist: Lucinda Mason Brown
Sound Editor: David Chilton
Associate Producer for Digital Drama: Alison Ramsey
Thanks to National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will also gather and record local WW2 stories which will be then be presented and stored at The Halesworth Museum and an exhibition displaying parts of the crashed plane curated for the first time from different sources.
Great thanks to Clarke and Simpson and The Sale Room for partnering us to bring you this online auction.
The Covid lockdown has delayed the return to school, and pupils and staff are becoming “Zoom lesson” weary. INK is helping!We are currently supporting GCSE and A level English and Drama students in schools across the region, by performing extracts from set texts.INK actors perform the selected pieces by joining the class on-line. The text comes alive, students get a bit of live theatre into the bargain and the monotony of on-line learning is relieved!
A new initiative to celebrate our year-long partnership with Radio Suffolk. Every Friday evening at 7:30pm, Jon Wright interviews a prominent actor, writer or director with connections to Suffolk and INK. They will share showbusiness gossip, insights, and the latest INK news.
We continue to run a plethora of workshops on-line for all ages and all levels of ability resulting in some fabulous new work, some of which will be be performed. Visit the Communities and Workshops page.
This Spring we are delighted to be working with the wonderful Alde Valley Festival to produce site-specific radio plays by INK writers – about Suffolk Punch horses.
More details will be added here as soon as we get them.
East Suffolk One is a brand-new digital radio station with music, local news and information for East Suffolk.
As one of INK’s partners, East Suffolk One proudly broadcasts new short plays from INK daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm!