Archives - And a Nightingale Sang
by C P Taylor
Directed by Yvana Reeves
Friday 21st – Saturday 29th January 2011 in the Auditorium
A bittersweet love story that is ultimately uplifting.
Helen tells her story of falling in love with a soldier, set against the backdrop of how her working class family copes with life during World War II in Newcastle. We eavesdrop in on her memories of her own and her family's preoccupations during a time of huge change, from the first air raids to VE Day. We watch as she faces the revelations that threaten to break her heart. Full of the songs of the period as the family work, play, love, laugh and worry their way through the War.
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This music-rich tragi-comedy is a tumbling, everything-within, fly-on-the-wall look at a Newcastle family from the day World War Two breaks out until its end.
He has a unique ability to present momentous historical events through the drama of ordinary lives.
Filled with the music of the 1940s, this bitter-sweet comedy is an affectionate and moving picture of the survival of everyday life in turbulent time
Taylor's eye and ear for detail and his depiction of the human heart make this simple romance into a story of wit and passion.
New York Post
Part of the Barn’s 2010/2011 season
Presented by The Barn Theatre Club
Event details from The Barn Theatre Archive
|Helen Stott||-||Tammy Wall|
|Joyce Stott||-||Catherine Rocca|
|Da - George||-||Mike Smith|
|Mam - Peggy||-||Siobhán Hill Elam|
|Granda - Andie||-||John Walton|
|Stage Manager||-||Robert Gill|
|Set Design||-||Robert Gill|
|Assistant Stage Manager||-||Heather Gill|
|Production Secretary||-||Joan Wilson|
|Production Support||-||Janet Chapman|
|Marketing / Programme||-||Sophie Bowman|
|Sound Team||-||Tim Lee|
|Piano Playing||-||Rachel Dawson|
|Lighting Designer||-||Nick Mogg|
|Set Building||-||Richard Deacon|
|Properties & Set Dressing||-||Barbara Foster|
|Set Decorators||-||Darren Barsby|
|Dialect Coach||-||Dave Davis|
|Hairdressing & Makeup||-||Diane Pickard|
Special thanks to the Waltons. To Coral for her invaluable help with this production and to John for stepping in as Granda, two weeks before curtain up.
Friday 21st – Saturday 29th January 2011
|Friday 21st January||8.00pm|
|Saturday 22nd January||8.00pm|
|Sunday 23rd January||2.30pm||Matinée|
|Tuesday 25th January||8.00pm||Show Talk at 7.30pm: Director Yvana Reeves discusses mixing WWII music with a lame woman’s memories.|
|Wednesday 26th January||8.00pm||Show Talk at 7.30pm: Dr. Cindy Lawford considers C. P. Taylor and his Newcastle.|
|Thursday 27th January||8.00pm||Show Talk after the performance: Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.|
|Friday 28th January||8.00pm|
|Saturday 29th January||8.00pm|