Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Cast: 3f 4m or more

Staging: Multipurpose set

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Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848424852Publication Date:
16 Apr 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780016054Publication Date:
24 Apr 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on tour & Royal Court, London, 1976

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

By Caryl Churchill

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Caryl Churchill's Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, set during the English Civil War, tells the story of the men and women who went into battle for the soul of England. Passionate, moving and provocative, it speaks of the revolution we never had and the legacy it left behind.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, England stands at a crossroads. Food shortages, economic instability, and a corrupt political system threaten to plunge the country into darkness and despair.

The Parliament men who fought against the tyranny of the King now argue for stability and compromise, but the people are hungry for change.

For a brief moment, a group of rebels, preachers, soldiers and dissenters dare to imagine an age of hope, a new Jerusalem in which freedom will be restored to the land.

Premiered by Joint Stock at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in September 1976 during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it toured the UK including the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1976. The play was revived at the National Theatre, London, in 1996 and again in 2015, in a production directed by Lyndsey Turner.

Press Quotes

'Epic and astringent... the fevered spirit of the times, its sense of new-found, numinous possibility, is infectiously relayed'

Telegraph

'A fascinating play that presents a pivotal point in English history'

British Theatre Guide

'Dense and passionate... gripping radical theatre'

Financial Times

Cast: 3f 4m or more

Staging:Multipurpose set

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 80 pages ISBN: 9781848424852Publication Date:
16 Apr 2015
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 80 pages ISBN: 9781780016054Publication Date:
24 Apr 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

The After-Dinner Joke
Thyestes
Blue Heart
Bliss
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
Mad Forest
A Number
Ding Dong the Wicked
A Dream Play
Pigs and Dogs
Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
Hotel
Escaped Alone
Three More Sleepless Nights
Cloud Nine
Traps
Here We Go
This is a Chair
Icecream
Tickets are Now On Sale
Far Away
Three Short Plays
Seven Jewish Children
Lovesick
A Mouthful of Birds
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Love and Information
Seagulls
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Beautiful Eyes
A Number (2015 edition)
The Judge's Wife
The Skriker
War and Peace Gaza Piece
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Abortive
Hot Fudge

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