August 1914, Wakes Week in Greenmill, and preparations are underway for the annual Rushbearing Festival.

War rumbles in the distance, but, for now, family feuds, a blossoming romance and rehearsals for Morris dancing are the main preoccupations.

The older men are concerned to preserve the old traditions, but as the younger ones prepare to enlist, to what will they return – if they return at all?

Voted Best New Play of 2014 at the UK Theatre Awards, An August Bank Holiday Lark is warm, funny, sad, moving, and full of the shared humanity of a long established community coping with grief and the changes facing it in a world that will never be the same again.

Dates
Tues 11th July to Sat 15th July 2017
Venue
ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS
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Featured cast this week

 

Andrew Shepherd

Actor

Andrew is a Combined Actors regular both onstage and behind the scenes, in his role as Chairman of the committee. His most recent roles include The Weir (Jim), Twelth Night (Feste),The School for Scandal (Sir Peter Teazle), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Doc Baugh) and The Night of the Iguana (Herr Fahrenkopf).

Andrew ShepherdActor

Andrew is a Combined Actors regular both onstage and behind the scenes, in his role as Chairman of the committee. His most recent roles include The Weir (Jim), Twelth Night (Feste),The School for Scandal (Sir Peter Teazle), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Doc Baugh) and The Night of the Iguana (Herr Fahrenkopf).

Peter Simmons

Actor

Peter is a well known face on the Cambridge stage, recent roles for Combined Actors of Cambridge include Breaking the Code (Alfred Dillwyn ‘Dilly’ Knox), The Weir (Jack) and Habeas Corpus (Canon Throbbing). Roles for other companies include One Night in November (Ken Widdows), Waiting for Lefty (Voice / Fayette / Grady) and The Count of Monte Cristo (Gerard de Villefort).

Peter SimmonsActor

Peter is a well known face on the Cambridge stage, recent roles for Combined Actors of Cambridge include Breaking the Code (Alfred Dillwyn ‘Dilly’ Knox), The Weir (Jack) and Habeas Corpus (Canon Throbbing). Roles for other companies include One Night in November (Ken Widdows), Waiting for Lefty (Voice / Fayette / Grady) and The Count of Monte Cristo (Gerard de Villefort).

Tracy James

Actor

Tracy’s debut for Combined Actors of Cambridge was as Alice Armitage in AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK. Previously she has performed with WriteOn, including the Drama festival performance of Pavement is my Pillow, where she earned a Best actress nomination.

Tracy JamesActor

Tracy’s debut for Combined Actors of Cambridge was as Alice Armitage in AN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY LARK. Previously she has performed with WriteOn, including the Drama festival performance of Pavement is my Pillow, where she earned a Best actress nomination.

Cast list – An August Bank Holiday Lark

Cast list

  • John FarrarPeter Simmons
  • Ted FarrarGeorge Kirby-Smith
  • Mary FarrarJodie Haughton
  • Will FarrarKamen Watson
  • Alice ArmitageTracy James
  • Frank ArmitageMichael Dodds
  • Jim HaworthAndrew Shepherd
  • Alan RamsdenJohn Pickering
  • Herbert TweddleChris Hay
  • Dick ShawRichard Sockett
  • Edie StapletonLucy Woodcock
  • Susie HughesDanielle Padley
  • Melodeon PlayerChris Harris

Cast list – An August Bank Holiday LarkCast list
  • John FarrarPeter Simmons
  • Ted FarrarGeorge Kirby-Smith
  • Mary FarrarJodie Haughton
  • Will FarrarKamen Watson
  • Alice ArmitageTracy James
  • Frank ArmitageMichael Dodds
  • Jim HaworthAndrew Shepherd
  • Alan RamsdenJohn Pickering
  • Herbert TweddleChris Hay
  • Dick ShawRichard Sockett
  • Edie StapletonLucy Woodcock
  • Susie HughesDanielle Padley
  • Melodeon PlayerChris Harris

Production team – An August Bank Holiday Lark

Production team

  • DirectorChris Avery
  • Assistant DirectorAlex Priestley
  • Set DesignerTony Broscomb
  • Set DesignerChris Avery
  • Set ConstructionPaul Philpott
  • Set ConstructionTony Broscomb
  • Set ConstructionRon Meadows
  • Stage ManagerTim Brunton
  • Deputy Stage ManagerAnna Perry
  • Lighting DesignMartin Avery
  • Sound OperatorSimon Munford
  • Costume SupervisorBrenda Cottis
  • CostumeAlex Priestley
  • PropsAnna Frayling-Cork
  • Props AssistantKate Crofts
  • Props AssistantKitty Foster
  • ChoreographerTBA
  • Lighting OperatorDiane Winkleby
  • Hair and Make-upHannah Curtis
  • Production ManagerJulie Petrucci
  • Script AssistanceBob Bright
  • Musical ArrangmentDanielle Padley
  • Poster and Programme DesignPaul Philpott

Production team – An August Bank Holiday LarkProduction team
  • DirectorChris Avery
  • Assistant DirectorAlex Priestley
  • Set DesignerTony Broscomb
  • Set DesignerChris Avery
  • Set ConstructionPaul Philpott
  • Set ConstructionTony Broscomb
  • Set ConstructionRon Meadows
  • Stage ManagerTim Brunton
  • Deputy Stage ManagerAnna Perry
  • Lighting DesignMartin Avery
  • Sound OperatorSimon Munford
  • Costume SupervisorBrenda Cottis
  • CostumeAlex Priestley
  • PropsAnna Frayling-Cork
  • Props AssistantKate Crofts
  • Props AssistantKitty Foster
  • ChoreographerTBA
  • Lighting OperatorDiane Winkleby
  • Hair and Make-upHannah Curtis
  • Production ManagerJulie Petrucci
  • Script AssistanceBob Bright
  • Musical ArrangmentDanielle Padley
  • Poster and Programme DesignPaul Philpott
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