Lark Rise

by  Keith Dewhurst, Flora Thompson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  12m, 7f

A literary sampler of English village life in late Victorian Oxfordshire, Lark Rise re-enacts the first day of harvest. The play is written to be peformed as a promenade production with no distinction between stage and auditorium. The interest lies i…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    12m, 7f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A literary sampler of English village life in late Victorian Oxfordshire, Lark Rise re-enacts the first day of harvest. The play is written to be peformed as a promenade production with no distinction between stage and auditorium. The interest lies in the lively picture of typical country life of the period, with music and songs, with a brief flash forward to the 1914-18 war. Music is available separately on hire. Contained in a volume with Candleford.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Optional Music/Media Fee: £37 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: An open stage
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

12m, 7f

Laura: 10
Edmund: 8
Emma Timms
Albert Timms 
Bill Miller
Dick Tuffrey
Tom Gaskin
Old Price
Old David
Mr Morris: baliff
Fisher: youth
Stut
Mrs Spicer
Mrs Blaby
Mrs Peverill
Mrs Miller
Old Sally: 80
Dick: her husband
Old Postie
Mr Sharman
Doctor
Carrier
Emma's Grandfather
Queenie Macey
Twister: gamekeeper
Jerry Parish
Martha Beamish: 12
Mrs Beamish 
Squire Bracewell
John Price
Mrs Andrews
Garibaldi Jacket
Cheapjack
Tramp
Polly
Landlord
Algy
Mr Pridham: band singer
Rector
Sam 
Cockie
Chad Gubbins

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Cast Attributes

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

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Authors

Keith Dewhurst

Keith Dewhurst

Flora Thompson

Flora Thompson

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