By Deborah McAndrew
Taking its identify from a line in Philip Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV', An August financial institution vacation Lark explores the influence of the 1st global battle on a rural neighborhood in East Lancashire.
Set within the idyllic summer season of 1914 rural Lancashire, all people in the neighborhood is worked up approximately Wakes week; a leisure from box and mill and a party of the Rushbearing pageant with making a song, relationship, ingesting and dancing. The looming conflict slightly registers . . . however it will.
Through the lens of conventional rural lifestyles, 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 global greatest on 7 February 2014, in a traveling construction by means of Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre.
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