Monday 19th June 7.30pm
We’re Not English, We’re Cornish – Stargazy Pie and Sauerkraut
TICKETS are FREE, but booking required
This performance will take place in the Rose Theatre
Please note that this is a rehearsed reading.
First staged at the Royal Court Theatre, James Stock’s Stargazy Pie and Sauerkraut is concerned with the nightmare of history weighing heavily on the formation and integrity of cultural identity. A Cornish fisherman, resentful of all that it means to be regarded as English, befriends an elderly German film actress, in exile from her homeland. Through their relationship, the audience is led to see how the past can infect the performance of true identity, like an incurable disease.
Through the rehearsed readings of scenes from the play followed by a discussion, the event will explore some of the ways in which the play seeks to dramatise the arithmetic of memory and the historical deformation of identity.
James Stock is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Edge Hill University and a dramatist with over 30 years’ experience in professional theatre and radio drama. His plays have been produced across Europe and the USA. He is a past winner of The George Devine Award, having achieved this with his play Blue Night in the Heart of the West at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
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