20141208Frinton Summer Theatre has been staging weekly rep during the Summer season for 75 years. Every year, seven plays are performed back to back from mid July to the end of August.

This Summer, to celebrate the anniversary, Richard Wilson agreed to go to Frinton for two weeks to rehearse and perform in a new play by Jon Canter - The Dog.

We follow his progress from first day of rehearsal through to the last night - from rehearsing in the local scout hut and line runs in a beach hut, to the Friends of Frinton Summer garden party and the ever popular performance raffle.

We hear from some of the key people who make Frinton's rep season happen every year, as well as from Sir Antony Sher who owes his Equity card and first ever professional job to Frinton.

With many thanks to The Friends of Frinton Theatre.

The radio version of The Dog can be heard on 9th December 2014 at 2.15pm on BBC Radio 4.

Produced by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio 4.