By Deborah McAndrew
Taking its name from a line in Philip Larkin's poem 'MCMXIV', An August financial institution vacation Lark explores the influence of the 1st international battle on a rural neighborhood in East Lancashire.
Set within the idyllic summer time of 1914 rural Lancashire, everybody locally is happy approximately Wakes week; a leisure from box and mill and a party of the Rushbearing competition with making a song, relationship, consuming and dancing. The looming battle slightly registers . . . however it will.
Through the lens of conventional rural lifestyles, the play follows the tales of the folk of the village and witnesses their own transitions from exuberance to touching naivety as they deal with their loss with braveness and humanity.
An August financial institution vacation Lark received its international optimal on 7 February 2014, in a traveling creation through Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre.
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