The Drama of Innocence Lost; Preview Blue Remembered Hills Various Venues in Wales

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The Drama of Innocence Lost; Preview Blue Remembered Hills Various Venues in Wales


AWARD-WINNING Louche Theatre are staging Dennis Potter's modern classic Blue Remembered Hills.

The production opened in Aberystwyth last night and it will also visit Barmouth.

The play is now a set text for GCSE Drama so the company hopes that many schools from Wales will take the opportunity to see the drama unfold on the stage.

It is 1943, in the West Country, with Britain in the midst of war, but for the children of the play, the adult world around them is still largely a mystery.

The seven different children, all played by adults, have different fears and temperaments.

They tease, play, argue, chase a squirrel, it is still a world of considerable innocence, but innocence comes tumbling down in an awful climax.

Blue Remembered Hills remains one of Potter's best known plays, and the one most often produced on the stage - even though it was originally written for television.

It was first shown on the BBC in January 1979 and returned during Christmas 2004, and again in the summer of 2005, when it was showcased to highlight classics from the '70s after BBC Four viewers voted the decade the golden era of British television. …

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