The play is a highly entertaining one man show tracing a day in the late life of the seventeenth century diarist, John Aubrey. The production will be directed by Richard
The play is a highly entertaining one man show tracing a day in the late life of the seventeenth century diarist, John Aubrey. The production will be directed by Richard Avery, formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Neil King plays John Aubrey.
Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you through a day late in his life, launching into wicked tales. He regales you with stories of his contemporaries – Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Nell Gwyn – and stories gleaned as a child from folk who knew the likes of Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh. By turns he is a stand-up comic, a philosopher, a lodger in a garret room suffering crying babies and other noisy co-tenants. Once he starts speaking to you he is like the Ancient Mariner – you cannot choose but hear.
Forget the modern blogger. John Aubrey was blogging 300 years ago, and not only are his words still read but they come alive on the stage in Patrick Garland’s wonderful Brief Lives.
“Everything is here – wit, farce, tragedy, pathos – often bawdy, frequently uproariously funny. A truly delightful entertainment.”
DATE OF EVENT:
19TH OCTOBER 2016
£7 ADV/£9 OTD (STUDENTS £5)
HOW TO BOOK
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IN PERSON AT THE ROPEWALK
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.
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Please note: No advance tickets are on sale for Film Nights. If you want to make sure of a seat, please come early.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm
Ropery Hall - Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18, UK
The Ropewalk The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT