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Lark Rise

Keith Dewhurst, Flora Thompson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7f, 12m

Lark Rise
by Keith Dewhurst, from the book by Flora Thompson

A literary sampler of English village life in late Victorian Oxfordshire, Lark Rise re-enacts the first day of harvest. The play is written to be peformed as a promenade production with no distinction between stage and auditorium. The interest lies i…

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    7f, 12m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
A literary sampler of English village life in late Victorian Oxfordshire, Lark Rise re-enacts the first day of harvest. The play is written to be peformed as a promenade production with no distinction between stage and auditorium. The interest lies in the lively picture of typical country life of the period, with music and songs, with a brief flash forward to the 1914-18 war. Music is available separately on hire. Contained in a volume with Candleford.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: £37 per performance

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: An open stage
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

7f, 12m
Cast Attributes
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Features Children
  • Roles for Teens
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Laura: 10
Edmund: 8
Emma Timms
Albert Timms 
Bill Miller
Dick Tuffrey
Tom Gaskin
Old Price
Old David
Mr Morris: baliff
Fisher: youth
Stut
Mrs Spicer
Mrs Blaby
Mrs Peverill
Mrs Miller
Old Sally: 80
Dick: her husband
Old Postie
Mr Sharman
Doctor
Carrier
Emma's Grandfather
Queenie Macey
Twister: gamekeeper
Jerry Parish
Martha Beamish: 12
Mrs Beamish 
Squire Bracewell
John Price
Mrs Andrews
Garibaldi Jacket
Cheapjack
Tramp
Polly
Landlord
Algy
Mr Pridham: band singer
Rector
Sam 
Cockie
Chad Gubbins

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Authors

Author

Keith Dewhurst

Author

Flora Thompson

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