It’s 1649, and after a bloody civil war, England is a kingdom which has beheaded its king. But what will the brave new world look like? And who gets to decide how it will work? From the corners of the country, self-taught geniuses, inspired souls, mad outsiders, share their ideas – as the new bosses start acting exactly like the old ones.
And just when nothing seems to have changed, those who have lost most come together – maybe they have found the light after all.
Caryl Churchill’s 1977 classic is a deft, sometimes demanding play that becomes a hymn of those who, for a brief moment, catch a glimpse of a brighter world.
Last year, during the time of the theatres being closed (there’s an appropriately seventeenth century phrase), we brought some actors into the building to simply read plays. This one rang as loudly as a cathedral bell – it’s a brilliant piece of writing, and it’s brilliant in its vision too. If you think our stages could do with more ideas and ambition, come and spend a night with this visionary, illuminating play. And see Wayside Bride too – the experience of seeing the union of them on the same set will make both plays all the more haunting and rich.
– Eamon Flack
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is presented as part of a repertory season (the same cast, on the same set, in alternating performances of two different plays) alongside Wayside Bride.
A cast of 9 including
Writer Caryl Churchill
Directors Eamon Flack and Hannah Goodwin
Costume Designer Ella Butler
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Musician Alyx Dennison
Stage Manager Cecilia Nelson
Assistant Stage Manager Erin Shaw
Tuesday 19 October, 6:30pm
Thursday 21 October, 7:30pm
Saturday 23 October, 2pm
Tuesday 26 October, 6.30pm
Thursday 28 October, 7:30pm
Saturday 30 October, 2pm
Sunday 31 October, 5pm
Thursday 4 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 6 November, 7.30pm
Tuesday 9 November, 6.30pm
Friday 12 November, 7:30pm
Sunday 14 November, 5pm
Thursday 4 November, 1pm
Thursday 7 October, 7.30pm
Tuesday 12 October, 7.30pm
Thursday 14 October, 7.30pm
Opening Night (Invitation Only)
Saturday 16 October, 2pm
Tuesday 19 October, directly following the performance
Audio Described Performance
Saturday, 30 October 2pm
Thursday 21 October, 11:30am
For the cheapest tickets subscribe to our 2021 season and add Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, packages start at 3 plays for $122!
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|Mates Rates (Adult)||From $73||From $79||From $63||From $73||From $79||From $63|
|Senior*||From $73||From $79||From $63||From $68||From $74||From $58|
|Concession†||From $63||From $69||From $53||From $58||From $64||From $48|
|30-Down#||From $61||From $51||From $58||From $46|
|Previews||From $56||From $56||From $51||From $51|
|Student Saver#||From $48||From $38||From $43||From $33|
~ Bookings of 10+ full price adult tickets receive a $10 discount per ticket.
^ Tickets to Saturday and Sunday performances may have an added $5 surcharge.
* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time student card, Centrelink Pensioner concession card, Veterans’ Affairs cards, and to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), and ArtsHub, and HotHouse Theatre Subscribers.
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