By Deborah McAndrew
Taking its name from a line in Philip Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV', An August financial institution vacation Lark explores the impression of the 1st global conflict on a rural neighborhood in East Lancashire.
Set within the idyllic summer season of 1914 rural Lancashire, everybody locally is happy approximately Wakes week; a leisure from box and mill and a party of the Rushbearing competition with making a song, dating, ingesting and dancing. The looming conflict slightly registers . . . however it will.
Through the lens of conventional rural existence, the play follows the tales of the folks of the village and witnesses their own transitions from exuberance to touching naivety as they deal with their loss with braveness and humanity.
An August financial institution vacation Lark received its international superior on 7 February 2014, in a traveling creation via Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre.
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