Rosehill keeps the flag flying

THE work may continue on revamping Rosehill Theatre but that hasn’t stopped the play from going on. Rosehill is about to present another award winning production by the Royal Exchange […]

THE work may continue on revamping Rosehill Theatre but that hasn’t stopped the play from going on. Rosehill is about to present another award winning production by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester building on the success of Black Roses: The Killing Of Sophie Lancaster in March 2014.

Britannia Waves the Rules tells the story of Carl Jackson who doesn’t fit in at home. He joins the army, seeing it as a chance to escape the grim reality of life. But it doesn’t matter where he runs to, or how hard or how fast – there are too many battles for him to win them all. And when Carl comes home, it’s not as a hero but a changed man. Fast, furious and filled with rage, this play is a scream of protest at the state of the world.

A Bruntwood Prize winner for playwriting in 2011, it was first performed in the Theatre at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in May 2014. It is being redirected and designed by Dan Bird and Louie Whitemore for a tour of which these performances, on 7 and 8 October, are part.

A thought provoking and realistic story about contemporary conflict Britannia Waves the Rules has been performed at the Royal Exchange (Theatre and Studio), Latitude Festival and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of Northern Stage at Kings Hall.

Performances will be held at Lakes College, Lillyhall on Wednesday, October 7 (at 7pm) and Thursday, October 8 (at 1.30pm). Contact Rosehill Theatre for tickets and information on 01946 692422