Written by Caryl Churchill
Director Polly Findlay
Arcola Theatre and Strawberry Vale Productions welcome you on Wednesday 21st July to a one-off event surrounding this rarely performed masterpiece.
For just £48, you will join special guest Caryl Churchill at the Arcola Theatre for an evening of theatre, discussion, music, food and drink.
The evening includes:
- Complimentary food and drinks
- A ticket to see the show
- An introductory talk on the period by Geoffrey Robertson, QC
- Tony Benn and Kate Mosse in conversation
- Music from Billy Bragg
With fantastic catering provided by Leila Latif, and free flowing wine from the Swan, at Shakespeare’s Globe, the evening kicks off at 6.30pm, before the show will start at 7.30pm.
The play tells the story of a group of ordinary men and women struggling to find a voice in the face of unspeakable suffering, who cling to the belief that they will be shown a glimpse of an unspeakable, transcendent glory. Churchill herself will be in the audience to see the next installment from director Polly Findlay, and the stellar creative team behind Thyestes (Arcola) and Eigengrau (Bush Theatre).
“Polly Findlay showed real insight and imagination in her production of my translation of Seneca’s Thyestes at the Arcola. I enjoyed her use of the space and the detail of her work with the actors, and I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with Light Shining.” – Caryl Churchill
Your support will go directly to making the production possible. Gala night organised with the support of Verso Books.
For further information, please call 020 7503 1646.
Geoffrey Robertson has introduced Verso’s edition of The Putney Debates. Below is a taster – an excerpt, a transcript from the Putney Debates, recently performed at Putney Church.