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%)
Ebook, 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'


'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%)
Ebook,80 pages ISBN: 9781780016054Publication Date:
24 Apr 2015
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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