The Capeman

17th Nov 2012 - 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill University 3rd Year Performing Arts Students present 20th Century Blues: The Capeman by Paul Simon in the Rose Theatre.

Music by Paul Simon, book and lyrics by Paul Simon & Derek Walcott

Tickets: £8.00 / £4.50 concessions
SPECIAL TICKET DEAL! Book for more than one show at the same time from the 20th Century Blues Season and receive £1 off each show booked. Not available online – please book via the Box Office.

Paul Simon made his Broadway debut with this musical play, the true story of Salvador Agron, a Puerto Rican gang member convicted of murder in the 1950s, who underwent a conversion as a poet in prison.  

Infused with poetry from Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, the play mixes musical styles in the manner of Simon’s best work. Unlike anything in the repertoire, this indictment of the American Justice system and paen to mercy flopped on Broadway, but retrospectively enjoys re-evaluation.

Contains strong language

This performance will take place in the Rose Theatre

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English, Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by email