Poppa’s got a brand new act

A PLAY about Paralympic founder Dr Ludwig ‘Poppa’ Guttmann is set to tour around the Vale later this year.

In October the production, which was commissioned by the district council, will debut at the Waterside Theatre.

After that, it will become part of the council’s Theatre In The Villages programme.

Theatre company Karen Simpson Productions was commissioned to produce the play, which will focus on Dr Guttmann, who set up the Stoke Mandeville Games, which later became the Paralympics.

Arts Council England contributed £69,000 for the show.