Players to perform Dennis Potter classic in Southwick

Kate Stoner as Audrey and Tobias Clay as Donald

Kate Stoner as Audrey and Tobias Clay as Donald

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A Dennis Potter classic will be presented by the Southwick Players next month.

Blue Remembered Hills will be the players’ entry in this year’s Brighton & Hove Arts Council Drama Awards (BHACDA).

TThis examination of memory and childhood ,directed by Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook, is set in the impoverished Forest of Dean during World War II where children play on a summer afternoon. As they free fall through their day, the group’s wild and unrestrained relationships, both mimic the adult world and highlight the timeless casual cruelty (and kindness) of children.

The seven children (five boys and two girls) are all played by adults in this piece allowing the audience to experience the harsh themes of the play with no sugar coating.

Southwick Players have attracted some of their most experienced actors to take on these challenging roles as well as newcomers to the group, creating an exciting casting.

The supporting crew, technical and backstage are all fully committed to producing a production that will reflect the quality cast as the BHAC Awards for best actors and best production, also extend to categories such as best set, lighting, sound, costume and backstage crew.

Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter and directed by Nettie Sheridan and Gary Cook will be performed at The Barn Theatre, Southwick Street, Southwick, as part of the Brighton & Hove Arts Council Drama Awards 2016 from October 12 – 15 inclusive from 7.45pm.

Tickets priced at £11 are on sale now from the Box Office 01273 597094, or to book online visit southwickplayers.org.uk.

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