BRANCH LINE By Robin Belfield Commissioned by Lindfield Arts Festival and Lindfield Dramatic Club 2016
When: 11.30am and 2.30pm
Where: In the High Street
A play depicting Lindfield’s history performed by school children, students and Lindfield Dramatic Club.
In 1841 the London-Brighton railway opened, passing to the west of the parish with a ‘Station for Cuckfield and Lindfield Towns’ on open land that was to become the town of Haywards Heath. The construction of the Ouse Valley branch line reached Lindfield in 1866 with a proposed station to the north of All Saints’ Church but the line was abandoned for financial reasons – or was it?
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 Lindfield Dramatic Club. 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 17th September.
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.