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    ARCHIVE: Eventide 12

    Written by Barney Norris
    Directed by Alice Hamilton

    Following his acclaimed debut Visitors, Eventide is a brand new play by award-winning writer Barney Norris.

    Try and do something with your life. Be deliberate, you know?

    A love song, an elegy, a celebration – Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing. John is a landlord forced to sell up; Liz is a church organist who can’t get a gig; Mark takes what work he can just to pay the rent. Their tales unfold around the back of a pub hidden deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside.

    But is that heart still beating?

    Eventide is the latest collaboration between director Alice Hamilton and writer Barney Norris, winner of the 2014 Critics’ Circle and Off West End Most Promising Playwright Awards. Following the success of Visitors, Norris’ debut play, Up In Arms now tour to Bristol for the first time.

    • RUNNING TIME1hr 40mins (inc. interval)
    • TICKETS£13 / Concession £9

    (no concession Fri or Sat eve)


    • Array

      “Alice Hamilton’s excellent production…captures all the still, sad music of humanity”

      The Guardian
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      “a gentle wistfulness, coupled with a surprising tenacity, suffuses Alice Hamilton’s confident production. Hugely recommended”

      The Evening Standard
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      “Barney Norris strikes gold again with this elegy for British country life”

      Time Out
    • Array

      “Barney Norris's new play is a gentle and moving piece of writing, a study of life's losses, a hymn”

      The Stage
    • “Barney Norris [has an] ability to get into the hearts and souls of his characters and, by extension, the community that they represent and wider society”

      British Theatre Guide

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