Mr Dickens, Look Away ….

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Saturday 19th September 2015

High Street, Lindfield

TIME

VENUE

PERFORMER

TITLE

DETAILS

11.00 – 11.10

All Saints Church

The Ballad of Friar Tuck

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors. Performed by Sussex Actors Studio. 

11.20 – 11.30

Osbourne Cottage

Perfect Shadows

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors. Performed by Stuart Angel.

11.40 – 11.50

The Toll House

Look Away

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors. Performed by Lindfield Dramatic Club. 

12.00 – 12.10

 The Stand Up Inn

Mr Dickens

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors. Performed by Laura Schofield. 

14.30 -14.40

All Saints Church

The Ballard of Friar Tuck

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors.  Performed by Sussex Actors Studio. 

14.50 – 15.00

Osbourne Cottage

Perfect Shadows

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors.  Performed by Stuart Angel. 

15.10 – 15.20

The Toll House

Look Away

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors.  Performed by Lindfield Dramatic Club

15.30 – 15.40

The Stand Up Inn

Mr Dickens

Lindfield Promenade Plays – watch out for the actors.  Performed by Laura Schofield.

The Lindfield Plays

By Robin Belfield

Directed by Robin Belfield & Jonathan Goodwin

A cycle of promenade plays inspired by Lindfield High Street. Each short play can be enjoyed as a stand alone piece of theatre or as part of this series commissioned especially for the Lindfield Arts Festival.

1. “THE BALLAD OF FRIAR TUCK”

Performed by: Sussex Actors Studio

Venue: All Saints Church

Performance times: 11am & 2.30pm

What is the truth behind the legendary Tuck – man or myth? Robin Hood’s friendly fat friar or simply a ruthless rogue? Thereby hangs a tale…

2. “PERFECT SHADOWS”

Performed by: Stuart Angel

Venue: Outside Osborne Cottage

Performance times: 11.20am & 2.50pm

The year is 1592 and the theatres of London are on the cusp of a golden age, when disaster strikes. Forced to close his playhouse because of the plague, Philip Henslowe returns home unsure of what awaits him there.

3. “LOOK AWAY”

Performed by: Lindfield Dramatic Club

Venue: Outside the Toll House

Performance times: 11.40am & 3.10pm

Rumours are flying through the village – smugglers are coming and lots of them! They will pass through in the dead of night and all the villagers have to do is ‘look away’. Easier said than done!

4. “MR. DICKENS”

Performed by: Laura Schofield

Venue: Outside The Stand Up Inn

Performance times: 12pm & 3.30pm

It’s not easy being a celebrity, with everyone staring and sharing your every move. But Mary isn’t a celebrity, she can only imagine what it must be like for her famous house guest. And are the motives of the housekeeper turned bodyguard as innocent as they seem?

Robin Belfield, previous Lindfield Arts Director 2013, Theatre Director and Producer is writing a Community Promenade Play to be performed in Lindfield High Street at different intervals throughout Saturday 19th September.

This play is about the history of Lindfield, including the historic buildings and the residents in past times. The scenes of the play will be acted out by local school children [Limepalm Productions], students from Sussex Actors Studio [Central Sussex College], Lindfield Amateur Dramatics and up to three professional actors.

The Promenade Play will benefit the visitors to Lindfield High Street by raising their awareness of the historic value the buildings have, the notorious and famous residents from the past and the enjoyment of seeing different aged actors enacting short scenes that will resonate with the community.

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