Holding Fire

Cast: 5f 13m doubling (70+ characters)

Staging: Flexible set, multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854599988Publication Date:
12 Jul 2007
Size: 198mm x 128mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)
First Staged:
Shakespeare's Globe, London, 2007

Holding Fire

By Jack Shepherd

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A rollicking tale of adventure set in early Victorian England, ranging from East End squalor to the Northern mills, and packing in an almost Dickensian gallery of characters.

England 1837: a country in a state of turmoil. A young girl is propelled on a journey from the London slums to the servants' quarters of a great house, and from first love to murder.

Jack Shepherd's play Holding Fire is a picaresque tale of tavern assemblies and prize fights, gin-palace communists and bullying do-gooders, industrialists and whores, bringing to life the violent times of early Victorian England.

Holding Fire was first staged at Shakespeare's Globe, London, in Jully 2007.

Press Quotes

'Passionate and fiercely relevant'

The Times

'You want epic sweep, you got it. Jack Shepherd's rambling and rather wonderful history of the Victorian Chartist movement confirms the Globe as a venue for new writing of special, grand-scale quality'

Evening Standard

Cast: 5f 13m doubling (70+ characters)

Staging:Flexible set, multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854599988Publication Date:
12 Jul 2007
Size: 198mm x 128mm£8.99 £7.19You save £1.80 (20%)

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