Blue Remembered Hills, A Play By Dennis PotterTue 10th Mar
The Dylan Thomas Theatre, Swansea
The Performance Factory Pro Presents
BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS, A play by Dennis Potter
At The Dylan Thomas Theatre
Tuesday March 10th - 10am & 1pm
Wednesday March 11th - 10am & 1pm
Thursday March 12th - 10am, 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday March 13th - 10am, 1pm, & 7:30pm
Box office: 01792 473238
Book Online: www.dylanthomastheatre.org.uk
Directed by Rhian Holdsworth
Produced by Dean Verbeck
One of Potter's best known and best loved plays, Blue Remembered Hills follows the adventures of a group of 7 year olds one summer's day in war-time Britain - 1943. They fight, they play, they argue, bully, romp, joke, and cry - but these 7 year olds are all played by adults.
Potter intended that by using this device an audience could see innocence shot through with experience, the naivety of childhood juxtaposed with awareness of adulthood. Throughout Blue Remembered Hills the audience is drawn into the totally convincing world of childhood but see with horror, through adult eyes that the cruelties, alliances, manipulations and tragedies endured at 7 are no different from those experienced at 27, 47 or 67.
The play is set in the Forest of Dean (Potter's childhood home). Both set and staging create the perfect claustrophobic atmosphere for the 5 boys and 2 girls to meet and play in the constant shadow of war-time activities (aeroplanes, gunfire, sirens) and to indulge their own war against the fearful and tearful Donald whose tragic vulnerability leads to a chilling and thought- provoking climax to the play.
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