‘The Clearing' is set during the years of the Irish transplantation and the era of Cromwell. All Irish and English settlers who had fought against the Commonwealth were to be dispossessed of their land and banished, on pain of execution, to inhospitable and famine-stricken Connaught.
Robert Preston, a young English Protestant has married Maddy O'Hart, a fiery Irish Catholic. They live happily on Robert's family home in Ireland, until Cromwell's laws threaten not only their happiness, but their lives.
The play is an emotional rollercoaster of Love, betrayal, power and class.
"Edmundson's writing is passionate, poetic, muscular... The result is gripping." Sunday TimesTickets: £14/ £10 (Preview night Tuesday 10th December- All tickets £10)
ISL and BSL signed and audio described performance Thursday 14 November, 8pm
Captioned performance Friday 15 November, 8pm
Dear Conjunction and The Playhouse will also present a special one off performance of
‘More Lives Than One'
Oscar Wilde & the Black Douglas
Saturday 2nd November
At The Beech Hill Hotel
An intimate supper with Oscar Wilde, recounting the life and times of the infamous author, displaying both Wilde's genius and his arrogance, and giving examples such as Oscar's self awarded title of 'Professor of Aesthetics', Writer Les Clack gives Wilde lovers a show to remember!
Tickets: £25 (Includes supper)
" An enjoyable and revealing evening for any Oscar Wilde fan"
The British Theatre Guide