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While We're Here

By Barney Norris An Up In Arms, Bush Theatre and Farnham Maltings Production
15 - 17 June 2017 The Salberg
While We're Here

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Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 June at 7.45pm
Also Saturday at 2.45pm

Eddie and Carol were lovers once, but their lives went in different directions. Now they meet again on a park bench in a town full of memories, and find something still burns between them.

On the country’s southern margin where the towns give way to the English Channel, both search for the centre of their lives. Will they find a way to let go of the past for the sake of their futures?

Alice Hamilton’s productions of Barney Norris’s plays Visitors and Eventide for Up In Arms have been described as ‘heartbreaking’ (New York Times) ‘outstanding’ (Evening Standard) and containing ‘all the still, sad music of humanity’ (Guardian).

 

Thursday 15 June, in The Salberg, following the performance of While We’re Here

Barney Norris talks to Jim Read, the Salisbury-based biographer of the footballer Justin Fashanu

Justin Fashanu is still the only professional footballer to have come out as gay while playing at the top level of English football. His childhood experiences as a Barnardo's boy in rural Norfolk offer an invaluable perspective on experiences of fostering in the British Nigerian community in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, a subject woven through Barney's new play While We’re Here. Following the first performance in Salisbury, Barney and Jim will explore Fashanu's childhood experience, expanding on a central theme of the play and telling a fascinating, rarely articulated story about youth and cultural exchange in England.

 

Click here to read a blog by Barney Norris on While We're Here

 

Booking Details

Tickets £13.50 (under25s £9)

Running time: Approx. 70 minutes with no interval

Post Show Discussion Thursday 15 June
Barney Norris talks to Jim Read, the Salisbury-based biographer of the footballer Justin Fashanu
Justin Fashanu is still the only professional footballer to have come out as gay while playing at the top level of English football. His childhood experiences as a Barnardo's boy in rural Norfolk offer an invaluable perspective on experiences of fostering in the British Nigerian community in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, a subject woven through Barney's new play While We’re Here. Following the first performance in Salisbury, Barney and Jim will explore Fashanu's childhood experience, expanding on a central theme of the play and telling a fascinating, rarely articulated story about youth and cultural exchange in England.

 

Cast & Creatives

Director Alice Hamilton

Designer James Perkins

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