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Calm before the storm in new play

Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre Feb 2014
An August Bank Holiday Lark by Deborah McAndrew
Directed by Barrie Rutter       Designed by Liz Evans 
Lighting by Mark Howland   Music by Conrad Nelson
Emily Butterfield/Mary Farrar  Elizabeth Eves/Alice Armitage
Sophie Hatfield/Edie Stapleton Darren Kuppan/Frank Armitage
Jack Quarton/EdwardFarrar  Lauryn Redding/Susie Hughes
Russell Richardson/Dick Shaw   Barrie Rutter/John Farrar
Brett Lee Roberts/Alan Ramsden  Ben Burman/William Farrar
Andrew Whitehead/Jim Haworth Mark Thomas/Herbert Tweddle
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Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre Feb 2014 An August Bank Holiday Lark by Deborah McAndrew Directed by Barrie Rutter Designed by Liz Evans Lighting by Mark Howland Music by Conrad Nelson Emily Butterfield/Mary Farrar Elizabeth Eves/Alice Armitage Sophie Hatfield/Edie Stapleton Darren Kuppan/Frank Armitage Jack Quarton/EdwardFarrar Lauryn Redding/Susie Hughes Russell Richardson/Dick Shaw Barrie Rutter/John Farrar Brett Lee Roberts/Alan Ramsden Ben Burman/William Farrar Andrew Whitehead/Jim Haworth Mark Thomas/Herbert Tweddle �NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7274-2105 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Northern Broadsides will present the world premiere production of An August Bank Holiday Lark, a new play by Deborah McAndrew, at Derby Theatre, from An August Bank Holiday Lark.

Directed by Barrie Rutter, it can be seen there from May 20-24.

Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin’s poem MCMXIV, An August Bank Holiday Lark commemorates the centenary of the start of the First World War and explores what impact war has on a rural community in East Lancashire.

Set in the idyllic summer of 1914 in rural Lancashire, everyone in the community is excited about Wakes week; a rest from field and mill and a celebration of the Rushbearing Festival with singing, courting, drinking and dancing.

The looming war barely registers … but it will.

Through the lens of traditional rural life, the play follows the stories of the people of the village and witnesses their personal transitions from exuberance to touching naivety as they deal with their loss with courage and humanity.

Deborah McAndrew said: “An August Bank Holiday Lark focuses on one small community and the, often overlooked, British involvement on the Eastern Front.

“Countless Lancashire lads exchanged the soft Pennine drizzle for the searing Turkish sun and gave their lives at The August Offensive in Gallipoli.”

Tickets to see it are £10.50-£25.50.

For more information and to book tickets call the box office on 01332 593939.

 
 
 

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