Lark Rise

A play by Keith Dewhurst
based on the book by Flora Thompson
Performed in May 1998 at the Faringdon Corn Exchange
Directed by Dave Headey
Assistant director: Carolyn Taylor

The action takes place in and around the hamlet of Lark Rise in the late 1880s. It is the first day of the harvest. The scenes in Act I are set in the Timms family cottage, the gardens of neighbouring cottages, on the village green, and in fields around the village. In Act 2 there are also scenes on the way to the "big house", in the village pub, and in the church. The final scene is thirty years later.

Flora Thompson was born in 1876 and spent her early childhood in the hamlet of Juniper Hill, near Bicester. Her book "Lark Rise" is an account of the life she remembered; the only names she changed were her own (Flora became Laura) and her brother's (Edwin became Edmund). The dialogue and many of the scenes in the play, although they did not take place on a single day, are taken straight from the book.

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Lark Rise

Dave Headey Tom Woolman Lois Wells  Kathryn Whiffen

Lark Rise

Adrian Wells  Ashley Bates Joan Lee Rebecca Lock Karen Whiffen Walther Schoonenberg Irene Schoonenberg

Lark Rise

Ashley Bates  Rebecca Whiffen Tom Woolman Rebecca Lock Kathryn Whiffen Claire Green

Lark Rise

Adrian Wells  Dave Campbell Roger Leitch Richard Lock Ken Brown Clive Gilson

Photographs by kind permission of 'The Faringdon Folly'


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