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Feb 6, 2019
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Posted by: Keith Nuttall

NEXT PRODUCTION

'ALLO ALLO' directed by Jennie Scott-Reid , to be performed on Friday 31st May, Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June, at Clavering Village Hall

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Blue Remembered Hills (Potter)

Dennis Potter’s 'Blue Remembered Hills', originally written for the BBC’s Play for Today series and screened in 1979, focuses its gaze on the lives of seven children playing in the Forest of Dean during the Second World War. At just one hour and 15 minutes long, the play hones in on the intense world which children inhabit, free to play and run wild in the countryside while their parents are either away at war or busy keeping the home fires burning.

Staying true to Potter’s original direction, all the children are played by adult actors, a comment on memory, the death of childhood innocence, and the blurred line that separates childhood from grown up responsibility. It all seems idyllic until you remember that nothing is quite what it seems in Potter-world.

There’s a sense of foreboding throughout. You know something bad is going to happen but you’re not sure what until the last few moments.


Cast:

Willie – Peter Clyne

Peter – Peter Simmons

Raymond – Sue Grant

John – Judy Curry

Angela – Charlotte Foster

Audrey – Teresa Hennessy

Donald – Mark Dymond

 

Director - Jennifer Scott-Reid

 

Stage Manager - Ken Kemp

Lighting - Lesley Talbot

Sound - Jennifer Scott-Reid

Costumes - Jennifer Scott-Reid

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