A Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Production
Cider with Rosie
by Laurie Lee
in a new adaptation by Daniel OBrien
directed by Abigail Anderson
designed by Dora Schweitzer
original music composed by TJ Holmes
I belonged to a generation which saw, by chance, the end of a thousand years life - Laurie Lee
Rural Gloucestershire, England 1917. Horses pulling ploughs. Charabanc outings to Weston-super-Mare. The frozen white winters and blazing orange summers of memory. Heroic fourteen-year-old giant Spadge Hopkins. Tyrannical teacher Old Crabby. The warring ancient rival Grannies Trill and Wallon. And of course that first, unforgettable, cider-fuelled encounter in the harvest fields. Laurie Lees story puts on record the England that we have traded for the petrol engine in an evocative prose poem that sparkles, winks and wryly smiles.
He had a nightingale inside him read his Guardian obituary it will be heard singing clearly in this charming and lyrical production.
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See the show on tour!
25 27 March Taunton Brewhouse
29 31 March Corn Exchange, Newbury
08 10 April Theatre Royal Wakefield
12 17 April Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
20 21 April The Theatre, Chipping Norton
22 24 April Laurance Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
27 28 April Buxton Opera House
29 April 01 May Swan Theatre, Worcester
11 13 May Coliseum Theatre, Oldham
14 15 May South Holland Centre, Spalding
18 19 May Winchester Theatre Royal
25 29 May Oxford Playhouse