Produced By: Eastern Angles

Red Skies by Ivan Cutting

Genre:
Professional Theatre
Opens:
28 May 2020
Times:
28 May, 19:30

This show has been postponed until an as-yet-unknown future date. If you require further information please contact our Box Office directly. All current ticket holders will be contacted directly.

Red Skies features two of Suffolk’s most famous residents: George Orwell, who took his name from the Ipswich river, and Arthur Ransome, who was resident on it, and asks what would have happened if they had met? 

It starts in Southwold Harbour just before the outbreak of war. where Orwell’s father was dying and Ransome, along with his wife Evgenia, were sailing out of Pin Mill. Orwell is about to write Animal Farm and intrigued that Ransome is married to the former secretary of Russia’s revolutionary leader, Trotsky. With Orwell’s suspicion of spies and the Ransomes inability to explain how they got out of Russia after the revolution, sparks could fly. 

The show follows their two stories over 20 years, when all three are in search of answers, political and personal.

Suitable for 13+

About Eastern Angles
Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage. 
We provide professional rural touring and site-specific theatre with a focus on new writing, new audiences and the development of new talent. Our stories and themes are derived from our sense of place, specifically East Anglia and the East of England. Since forming in 1982, Eastern Angles have blazed a trail across East Anglia over 30 plus years and expanded to national tours and Edinburgh Festival residencies. 

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