Thursday 04 April, FRIDAY 5 APRIL, SATURDAY 6 APRIL - 7.45pm
A fabulous double bill of Dennis Potter from Frome Drama Club. Blue Remembered Hills is set in the Forest of Dean in the summer of 1943. Adult actors play seven-year old children, and we are invited to see their aggressions, fears, and rivalries as a microcosm of adult interaction, whilst questioning any preconceptions we might have about the innocence of childhood. Brimstone and Treacle is a cautionary, Mephistophelean drama commissioned by the BBC in 1974 only to be mothballed for some 13 years as it was considered too controversial for viewers of the time. A mysterious young man named Martin ingratiates himself with an older couple, Tom and Amy Bates, who are full time carers for their adult daughter, Pattie. The arrival of Martin heralds catastrophic change and the impact is no less shocking some 44 years later. Both plays will be directed by John Palmer who may be new to FDC but is very well known and respected as a South West director of huge experience and diversity including Opera, Shakespeare and a host of theatre productions from the classics to contemporary. *Please see age recommendations.
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