Meanwhile in the Forest of Dean plans have been announced for a new 'Potter Trail' around the Forest villages where Dennis was born and grew up. The local West Dean Parish Council, backing the idea, also intends to take over the Five Acres Theatre renaming it the Potter Theatre with the trail starting there. News of the plans were announced in The Forester newspaper this week here.
Before that there will be yet another opportunity for locals and visitors to the area to indulge their passion for Potter with a new temporary exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre's Gallery 41. For those who missed last year's A Beast with Two Backs...is back! event in Lydbrook, much of that exhibition will be restaged at the home of the permanent Dennis Potter Exhibition and Archive in Soudley. Added to the display will be new information about the production gathered by researchers on the day. The exhibition opens on the 16th of December and runs until 12th of March.