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1st April, 2022

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire


Event Details

1st April, 2022
End Date:
6th April, 2022

Let England Shake! 1646, soldiers are fighting in the belief that Christ will come and establish heaven on earth. It’s England’s great moment of revolution and for a time anything seems possible. Is there a chance of greater equality and the start of true democracy in England, or will the forces of property and establishment prevail?

“For really I think that the poorest he in England hath a life to live as the greatest he”, Colonel Thomas Rainborough, a Leveller. 

The play explores the ‘levelling’, ecstatic and anarchic ideals surging throughout the English Civil war, and their ultimate betrayal. 

“You great Curmudgeons, you hang a man for stealing, when you yourselves have stolen from your brethren all land and creatures”, More Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, a Digger pamphlet 1649.

by Caryl Churchill

Performed by MA Acting – Contemporary

The filmed version of the production will be available to view online until 5.00pm on Wednesday 6 April.

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