“Red Sky At Sunrise”, a Laurie Lee stage adaptation by St Anne’s alumna Deirdre Shields (1982) and starring Anton Lesser, comes to Oxford Playhouse

A new adaptation of Laurie Lee’s much-loved trilogy — Cider with Rosie, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning and A Moment of War — is currently on tour, coming to Oxford Playhouse on Saturday, 17 February. Devised as a show by Judy Reaves, the text  has been adapted by St Anne’s alumna Deirdre Shields (English, 1982). David Le Page, artistic director of Orchestra of the Swan, has devised a musical programme that weaves around Lee’s writing, from the lush Gloucestershire countryside Lee made famous in Cider With Rosie, to the dry landscapes of Spain, via the music of Vaughan Williams, Walton, Holst, Elgar, Britten, Grainger, Albeniz, Turina and De Falla.

The show was developed by a small, local production company. It opened in the Cotswolds, then sold out at the RSC in Stratford, and is now on national tour, including Malvern Theatres, Richmond Theatre, London, Grand Opera House, York, Salisbury International Arts Festival, with more dates following.

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