Red Sky at Sunrise: Laurie Lee in Words and Music

Red Sky at Sunrise: Laurie Lee in Words and Music

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Grand Opera House York
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Sun 26 May 2024
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Concert
This show has an interval
Red Sky at Sunrise follows Laurie Lee through his much-loved trilogy, Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, and A Moment of War, when Lee famously walked out of the Slad valley one midsummer morning, and ended up fighting with the International Brigades against Franco’s forces in the Spanish Civil War.

Grand Opera House York

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Sun 26 May 2024
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
This show has an interval
Sun at 19:30
Age guidance: 12+
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Why go and see it?

Laurie Lee’s extraordinary story, told in a captivating weave of music and his own words.

Two of our best-loved actors, Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, Endeavour) and Charlie Hamblett (Killing Eve, Ghosts, The Burning Girls) play the role of Laurie Lee older and younger, along with a rich array of other characters. Together, they celebrate Lee’s engaging humour, as well as his darker side, in a performance that has startling resonance with modern events.

Red Sky at Sunrise: Laurie Lee in Words and Music

Devised as a show by Judy Reaves, the text by Laurie Lee has been adapted by Deirdre ShieldsDavid Le Page has devised a gorgeous musical programme performed by Orchestra of the Swan, that weaves around Lee’s writing, from the lush Gloucestershire countryside Lee made famous in Cider With Rosie, to the dry landscapes of Spain, via the music of Vaughan Williams, Walton, Holst, Elgar, Britten, Grainger, Albeniz, Turina and De Falla. Featuring guitarist Mark Ashford performing Asturias, Sevilla and Spanish Romance.

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Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
York Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Not originally intended to be a theatre, the buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York officially opened in 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. Since then it has been owned by FJ Butterworth, the Shepherd of Shambles and the India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring the theatre to its former glory in 1987.

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Grand Opera House York

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Sun 26 May 2024
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
This show has an interval
Sun at 19:30
Age guidance: 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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