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Brian Viner and his family swapped Crouch End for a dream of rural living in a remote corner of Herefordshire, chronicling their experiences in a series of quirky and revealing columns in The Independent newspaper and subsequently a bestselling book. This culture clash comedy had a versatile cast who played tons of different characters - Londoners, locals and everyone in between.

The show toured twice - first in 2010 and then again in 2011. 

Exchanging the rush hour traffic on the North Circular for a rambling country cottage may be the fantasy of many city dwellers, but few imagine in advance the challenges of living miles from your nearest neighbours (and cappuccino-serving cafes) and yet on intimate terms with the mice holding a ceilidh in the attic. Tales of the Country entertainingly charts the Viner family’s transformation from “buggers from off” to some kind of acceptance and over the first year of their lives as born-again country dwellers.

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Dates and locations
Date: Location: Tickets: Info:
Friday
28 Jan 2011 19:30
Orleton Village Hall

Millbrook Way, Orleton, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 4HW

Saturday
29 Jan 2011 19:30
Courtyard Theatre

Edgar Street, Hereford, Herefordshire HR4 9JR

Tuesday
1 Feb 2011 19:30
Nadder Hall

Weaveland Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HJ

Wednesday
2 Feb 2011 19:30
Seend Community Centre

Bradley Farm Rusty Lane Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6NS

Friday
4 Feb 2011 19:30
Pound Arts Centre

Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9HX

Saturday
5 Feb 2011 19:30
Sexey's School

Cole Road, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0DF

Tuesday
8 Feb 2011 19:30
Wootton Courtenay Village Hall

Roadway Lane, Wootton Courtenay, Minehead, Somerset TA24 8RH

Wednesday
9 Feb 2011 19:30
Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall

Village Road, Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6SG

Thursday
10 Feb 2011 19:30
Kilve Village Hall

Kilve, Somerset TA5 1EA

Friday
11 Feb 2011 19:30
Clapton Village Hall

Clapton, Midsomer Norton, Somerset BA3 4DZ

Saturday
12 Feb 2011 19:30
Halstock Village Hall

Yeovil Road, Yeovil, Dorset BA22 9RJ

Wednesday
16 Feb 2011 19:30
St Thomas' Stanhope Church Hall

Front Street, Stanhope, Weardale, Co Durham DL13 2UE

Thursday
17 Feb 2011 19:30
Howick Village Hall

Copley Hall, Howick, Northumberland NE66 3LE

Friday
18 Feb 2011 19:30
Ferguson Hall

Nursery Lane, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7QB

Saturday
19 Feb 2011 19:30
Whittingham Village Hall

Whittingham, Northumberland NE66 4UP

Tuesday
22 Feb 2011 19:30
Kimbolton Village Hall

Lower Stockton Farm, Kimbolton, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0EJ

Wednesday
23 Feb 2011 19:30
Shobdon Village Hall

Shobdon, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9LU

Thursday
24 Feb 2011 20:00
Wem Town Hall

High Street, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5DG

Friday
25 Feb 2011 19:30
Theatre Severn

Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8FT

Saturday
26 Feb 2011 19:30
The Edge Arts Centre

Farley Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6NB

Thursday
3 Mar 2011 19:30
The Barbour Institute

High Street, Tattenhall, Chester, Cheshire CH3 9PX

Friday
4 Mar 2011 19:30
Gawsworth Village Hall

Church Lane, Gawsworth, Cheshire SK11 9RJ

Saturday
5 Mar 2011 19:30
Plumley Village Hall

Plumley Moor Road, Plumley, Nr Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0TR

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