The Silver Tassie (1928)

26th Mar 2015 - 7:30pm

Rose Theatre

The Silver Tassie
Edge Hill University Second Year Performing Arts students present Aftermath: A European War
A season of seldom seen plays which examine the First World War and its aftermath from a European perspective. The centenary has brought us productions of Journey’s End and Oh What a Lovely War. Here we offer the view from elsewhere.

Thursday 26th March 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 7.30pm
The Silver Tassie (1928)
by Sean O’Casey

With extraordinary shifts of tone and refusal of easy answers this play was reviled when it first appeared: W.B.Yeats attacked the play for what he called “a series of almost unrelated scenes.” But theatrical sensibilities have changed, and now that we have experienced ‘Oh What A Lovely War’  we can allow ourselves the space to enjoy the panoramic, the realistic and the expressionistic in a rich mixture.

“One leaves the theatre convinced that Yeats failed to recognise a drama of exceptional power and originality.” The Daily Telegraph

Aftermath: A European War. The season also includes…
Don Juan Comes Back From the War (1936)
by ?d?n Von Horváth, translated by Christopher Hampton
Tuesday 24th March 7.30pm
Wednesday 25th March 7.30pm

Flight (1927) by Mikhail Bulgakov in a new adaptation by Ron Hutchinson
Friday 27th March 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2.30pm

Tickets: £9 / £5 concessions
SAVE MONEY! Combined ticket: see all three shows for £12. Not available online. Please contact the Box Office on 01695 584480
 £3 Edge Hill University students and school parties of 10 or more