By Deborah McAndrew
Taking its name from a line in Philip Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV', An August financial institution vacation Lark explores the impression of the 1st global conflict on a rural group in East Lancashire.
Set within the idyllic summer season of 1914 rural Lancashire, all people locally is worked up approximately Wakes week; a relaxation from box and mill and a party of the Rushbearing competition with making a song, dating, ingesting and dancing. The looming warfare slightly registers . . . however it will.
Through the lens of conventional rural existence, the play follows the tales of the folk of the village and witnesses their own transitions from exuberance to touching naivety as they deal with their loss with braveness and humanity.
An August financial institution vacation Lark received its international most appropriate on 7 February 2014, in a traveling construction by way of Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre.
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An August Bank Holiday Lark (Modern Plays) by Deborah McAndrew