The Swan Theatre Company presents
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Philip Turley
Monday 13th - Saturday 18th November
A serious comedy about science, sex and landscape
Cited by many critics as the finest play from one of
the most significant contemporary playwrights in the English
language, the witty and enchanting ARCADIA is set in an English
country house in two time periods, 1809 and present
1809: Lust, longing and literary rivalry seize the
inhabitants of Sidley Park, a grand house in Derbyshire, where
proposals for the remodelling of the landscape are being
contemplated. In the midst of this, the teenage Thomasina Coverly
is making a scientific discovery that could change the way people
understand the world.
The present: Rivalry once again seizes the
inhabitants of Sidley Park, as academics Bernard and Hannah compete
to unpick the historic secrets of the estate and its earlier
occupants. Who was the mysterious hermit? Do the scrawlings in a
young lady's notebook show her to be a scientific genius? What - if
anything - was Lord Byron up to?
Arcadia is an exuberantly funny, thought-provoking
and touching masterpiece which has dazzled audiences from the
National Theatre to Broadway.
Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FROM 23rd