Long Eaton Operatic Society’s next production is to be The Hired Man, which will be performed from October 22-26.
Acclaimed for its epic story and rousing, romantic score, The Hired Man tells the timeless, moving story of young couple John and Emily Tallentire, and their struggle to carve a living from the land.
Set against the backdrop of the Cumbrian lakes in the early 20th century, this very British story brings to life the working class realities of the Hiring Fair, drinking bouts and whippet racing, before the country life they hold dear is swept away by the devastation of the ‘war to end all wars’.
The Hired Man is based on the novel by Melvyn Bragg, and brought to life by the heartbreakingly-beautiful music of award-winning composer Howard Goodall.
His wonderful music sweeps you up in the lives of John and Emily as they move from the toil of working the land to the danger of the pits and the pain the First World War wreaks on their lives.
Long Eaton Operatic Society is extremely proud to present such a quality musical to the wider audience it deserves.
It will be performed in the May Hall at Trent College, Long Eaton, at 7.30pm nightly, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Call 01332 874352 or 07753 353417 for tickets.
They are £10 stalls and £12 balcony (£8 concessions matinee only).
There is also a Tuesday special offer, which is £8 stalls and £10 balcony. Tickets can be purchased from Heaps Stationers from mid-September.