An August Bank Holiday Lark (Modern Plays) by Deborah McAndrew

By Deborah McAndrew

Tomorrow morning, you and Frank Armitage are becoming wed. in my view, marriage is blind optimism at any time, yet specifically in wartime. it really is an act of faith.

Taking its name from a line in Philip Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV', An August financial institution vacation Lark explores the effect of the 1st global warfare on a rural neighborhood in East Lancashire.

Set within the idyllic summer season of 1914 rural Lancashire, all people in the neighborhood is worked up approximately Wakes week; a relaxation from box and mill and a party of the Rushbearing competition with making a song, dating, consuming and dancing. The looming warfare 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 most popular on 7 February 2014, in a traveling creation via Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre.

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