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Drama set to recreate Preston’s Jacobean battle

Posted on - 2nd March, 2012 - 12:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Events, News
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Cast members rehearsing for Jacobite: The Preston Fight

A dramatic interpretation of the last battle fought on English soil will take place in Preston next month.

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Jacobite: The Preston Fight, which tells the story of the battle on Church Street in November 1715 during the struggle to reinstate the Stuart Monarchs, will be staged by a local theatre group.

Uneasy Theatre in conjunction with pupils from the Cardinal Newman College Dance Academy will recreate the drama at St John’s Minister – right next to where the actual battle took place hundreds of years ago.

Andy Avery from the threatre group said of the play: “This production depicts the collective and personal struggles of the key protagonists as the rebels left their homes, occupied the town and fought their cause.

“An explosive blend of cutting edge drama, emotive song, vibrant music and ground-breaking dance.”

The play is written and directed by Pete Hartley, with music by James Cruickshanks and choereography by Isabel Elder.

Performances will take place on Thursday 29th March, Friday 30th March and Saturday 31st March from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 with concessions at £7.

Tickets are available online via the See tickets website, calling 0871 230 0010 and from the Tourism Information Centre in the Guild Hall.

More details about the show can be found on the Uneasy Theatre website.

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