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The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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And a Nightingale Sang

By C P Taylor
Directed by Yvana Reeves
21st – 29th January 2011

A bittersweet love story that is ultimately uplifting.

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.

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.

Tickets

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Show Talks

Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks:

  • Tuesday 25th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Director Yvana Reeves discusses mixing WWII music with a lame woman’s memories.
  • Wednesday 26th at 7.30pm in the Clubroom
    Dr. Cindy Lawford considers C. P. Taylor and his Newcastle.
  • Thursday 27th after the performance
    Cast members stay on stage to answer audience questions.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Yvana Reeves

CAST

Helen Stott
Joyce Stott
Da – George
Mam – Peggy
Granda – Andie

CREATIVE TEAM

Stage Manager
Set Design
Assistant Stage Manager
Production Secretary
Assistant
Poster & Program Design
Projections
Lighting Design
Dialect Coach
Set Painting

BAND

Piano Playing

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Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore

 

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