• May 12, 2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • Wirksworth Town Hall

Pie and peas supper, and sketches, music and poems, including from his Middleton years.



Wirksworth Community Theatre is putting the finishing touches to an ambitious new production that will showcase a medley of sketches, music and poetry – underpinned by humour, food and beer.

The focus of the evening will be the artistic accomplishments of D. H. Lawrence concentrating particularly on his time in Eastwood and the year he spent in Middleton.

Co-director, Helen Knott, says “Lawrence is such an interesting character because his observations about human life are as relevant today as when he was writing”.

As with previous events put on by the group, the production will draw on the impressive range of creative talent to be found in the town. Local musicians, for instance, have written original material and set some of the writer’s poetry to especially composed scores. Actors will perform scenes from some of Lawrence’s plays about mining communities, extracts – including the juiciest bits from the trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover – will be read out and there will be a visual presentation of his rarely seen paintings.

Midway through these and other activities, a pie and pea supper will be served.

Mike Knott, who is co-directing, added “Lawrence has a special resonance with local audiences and we will be including extracts from the letters he wrote evoking the wonderful landscape that we are fortunate enough to live in.”

The evening will take place at Wirksworth Town Hall on Friday 12th May at 7:30 pm.

Tickets £12 (inclusive of pie and peas – with a vegetarian option) now on sale at Marsden’s on the Market Place, Wirksworth (Tel 01629 820191).


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