Red Skies

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Red Skies

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Date(s) - 13/07/2021
7:30 pm

Alysham Town Hall
Alysham Town Hall, Market Place,

Event Description

What might have happened if George Orwell and Arthur Ransome met? Red Skies is a dramatic tale of espionage, deception and fly fishing built on this thought-provoking ‘what if’ situation.

After over a year long hiatus and two postponements, we are delighted to
be taking the much-anticipated Red Skies on tour this summer. Written
by our Artistic Director Ivan Cutting, who also wrote Private Resistance,
the play centres on a fictional meeting between two of Suffolk’s most
famous residents: George Orwell, who took his name from the Ipswich
river, and Arthur Ransome, who lived on it.

Opening just before the outbreak of war, as Orwell is facing the loss of his
father and about to write Animal Farm, he meets Ransome and his wife
Evgenia – he played chess with Lenin, she was the former secretary of
Russia’s revolutionary leader, Trotsky. Together, the two authors tackle
questions of love, deception and fly fishing – sparks fly between the group
in what makes for a “fascinating drama” (Review Hub, Michael Gray).
Red Skies saw just one performance last year and all of us at Eastern
Angles are thrilled that it’s now finally able to have its long overdue
moment in the spotlight.

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Contact Telephone Number: 01473 211498

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