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Stephanie Cole, Julian Glover and Amanda Root in...

The Falling Sky by Brendan Murray

This new audio version of The Falling Sky will have a short rural tour in August and September 2010.

The cast are Stephanie Cole (Patience Dodds), Julian Glover (David Haworth), Amanda Root (Caroline Bishop), Stephen Middleton (John), and Kate Adams (Sally Armstrong). It is directed by Daniel Buckroyd with sound by Tom Lishman. It is presented by New Perspectives Theatre Company.

The cast have recorded a new audio version of this play, specially designed to be listened to as part of a guided walk around a village. They are given a digital MP3 player together with their choice of headphones and a map with instructions that will guide them on a walk around the village while they listen to the story. Promoters in each village hosting the project will be responsible for making our 'kits' available at a range of times to suit everyone either as individuals or in small groups.

Leading actress Stephanie Cole recently seen in ‘Pygmalion’ with Rupert Everett directed by Philip Prowse at Chichester Festival from 19 July 2010. Amanda Root played Sarah in ‘The Norman Conquests’ at the Old Vic and was nominated for a Tony Award for this role on Broadway last year. She has appeared in many productions with the RSC and National Theatre. Julian Glover’s credits include in Trevor Nunn’s ‘Richard II’ at the Old Vic, ‘Oliver’ at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and as Mr Voysey in ‘The Voysey Inheritance’ at the National Theatre.

‘I never felt so part of things before; such a sense of belonging.’

When high-flying journalist Caroline Bishop swaps the city desk for village life, she’s clear it’s a fresh start she’s looking for – peace and quiet, back to basics, sustainability – something more traditional! But then she meets her new neighbours and starts asking questions, and nothing is ever quite the same again.

Brendan Murray’s story of twelve extraordinary months in the life of an ordinary English rural community - the passing of the seasons, the end of an era - based on interviews he conducted in villages across the Midlands – was first performed on a traditional rural tour in 2007. Brendan Murray has won numerous Awards. He created a version of ‘The Magic Flute’ for children which was at the Brighton Festival and Glyndebourne and national tour last year.

Aslockton, Nottinghamshire
Wed 4 Aug to Sun 8 Aug £5 Booking Susan Rowe 01949850600

Gretton, Northamptonshire
Wed 11 Aug to Sun 15 Aug £5 Booking Andy Butterworth 01536 770302

Glentworth, Lincolnshire
Wed 18 Aug to Sun 22 Aug £4 Booking Nuala May 01427 667 118

Wadenhoe, Cambridgeshire
Wed 25 Aug to Sun 29 Aug £5 Booking Stephen Hall 01832720 093

Tideswell, Derbyshire
Wed 1 Sept to Sun 5 Sept £5/£4 concs Booking Gerard Rogers 01298 871063

27 August 2010