Putney Debates reenacted – 3 July 2010

The Putney Debates, 5.00 pm Saturday 3 July 2010, St Mary’s Church. The cast of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, by Caryl Churchill, reenact the Putney Debates in their original setting. With an introduction explaining their historical importance, an edited version of the Putney Debates will be performed by the talented cast of Caryl Churchill’s Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, followed by a Q&A with the director and cast.
Programme of events supported by Verso Books (see http://www.versobooks.com for more details).
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
After years of bloody conflict, an exhausted England is in the hands of radical extremists. Consumed by a burning religious passion, Parliament’s soldiers decide to kill the king. Theirs is a war to establish heaven on earth.
This is the story of the most terrifying decade in our history. Desperate to make sense of the horror surrounding them, a group of ordinary men and women cling to the belief that they will be shown a glimpse of an unspeakable, transcendent glory.

Written by Caryl Churchill 
Director Polly Findlay
Designer Hannah Clark
Lighting Designer Matthew Pitman
Sound Designer Gareth Fry
Casting Juliet Horsley
Cast Philip Arditti, Jamie Ballard, Christopher Harper, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Helena Lymbery, Michelle Terry

Arcola Theatre
14 Jul – 7 Aug 2010 8pm
31 Jul & 7 Aug 3pm & 8pm
£16 (£10 concessions)
020 7503 1646 | http://www.arcolatheatre.co.uk

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