Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, by Alan Ayckbourn

Promenade fund-raiser for the Garage Theatre, performed as part of Hebden Bridge Festival, 3 July 1982


Paul Hargreaves, playing Ernie, is shown sporting a nasty scar on his knee, due to a serious rugby injury. He recalls a lady approaching him after one performance and saying ‘would you mind letting my daughter know your scar isn’t real, and it’s just make up, as it scared her?’ When he told her it was genuine, she was very apologetic and scampered away with the frightened child in tow!