Candleford

by  Keith Dewhurst, Flora Thompson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  12m, 6f

A sequel to Lark Rise, Candleford is also performed with audience and players freely mingling, re-enacting a meeting of the local hunt in mid-winter. It concentrates on events in the Oxfordshire village where Flora Thompson worked in the post office-…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    12m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A sequel to Lark Rise, Candleford is also performed with audience and players freely mingling, re-enacting a meeting of the local hunt in mid-winter. It concentrates on events in the Oxfordshire village where Flora Thompson worked in the post office-cum-blacksmith, includes music and song, and ends with a flash forward to her own unhappy married life, after which Company and audience perform the Grand Circle Dance. Music is available on hire. Contained in a volume with Lark Rise
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: £10 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: An open stage
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

12m, 6f

Laura: 14
Edmund
Emma Timms
Albert Timms
Mrs Peverill
Mrs Andrews
Landlord
Dorcas Lane
Zillah: maid
Mathew: foreman
Bill: apprentice smith
Bavour: apprentice smith
Solomon: apprentice smith
Thomas Brown
Mrs Gubbins
Mrs Macey
John
Robert
Mr Chitty
Sir Timothy: squire
Sir Austin
Mrs Gascoigne
Mr Rowbotham
Lavinia
Lavinia's Mother
Lavinia's Father
Huntsman
Cinderella Doe
Looney Joe
Cowman Joliffe
Mr Coulsdon: rector
Mr Wilkins: carrier
Minnie Hickman
Ben Trollope
Tom Ashley
Mr Cochrane: post o-ce inspector
John: Laura's husband

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Cast Attributes

  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Roles for Teens
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Resources

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Full Package

Music is available on hire

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Authors

Keith Dewhurst

Keith Dewhurst

Flora Thompson

Flora Thompson

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