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Feelgood are renowned for their exciting site-specific productions and Dennis Potter’s most popular TV classic was brought vividly to life in the summer of 2000. The production was a raw and thrilling, intimate walk about show. The audience entering the child’s world of 1942, sitting close to and moving with the action enjoying an evening of immediate, first class theatre.

For Potter, growing up among his contemporaries had meant suffering abuse, humiliation and deceitful girls, a life he re-visited often in his plays, notably in Blue Remembered Hills. The land of lost content for him was a distinctly unhappy experience and thus Blue Remembered Hills is no rosy-spectacled view of childhood.

Set in the countryside during the Second World War this deceptively simple tale combines comedy and tragedy in a gripping tale of seven youngsters as they play, tease, argue and chase a squirrel.

It’s still a world of considerable innocence, but be warned, Potter packs a powerful punch! That sunny summer day of years gone by reaches a tragic and spectacular climax as innocence comes tumbling down amid the flames of a burning shed!

Blue Remembered Hills, is an evocation of Potter’s own wartime childhood in Gloucestershire.


Cast:

Cast: Eve Robertson (Audrey), Gina Lamb (Angela), Laurence Wilson (Peter), Leigh Symonds (Raymond), Richard Eton (Donald), Ian McHale (Willie), Trevor Brown (John)

Production Team: Caroline Clegg (Producer/Director), Allison Clarke (Designer), ‘Walk the Plank’ (Shed Pyrotechnics), Esther Hope Jones (Production Manager), Caron Wint (Production Administrator/Front of House), Alan Hulme (Press Officer), Anna Meeussen, Kirsty Russell and Karen Hay (Crew Members), Liam Packham (Work Experience).


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