Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781783199112
Binding: PaperBack


Barney Norris

PaperBack (23 Sep 2015)

A love song, an elegy, a celebration: Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing. John is a landlord forced to sell up; Liz is a church organist who can't get a gig; Mark takes what work he can just to pay the rent. Their tales unfold round the back of a pub hidden deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside - a heart that doesn't seem to be beating any more. Eventide is the latest collaboration between playwright Barney Norris and director Alice Hamilton following the sell-out success of Visitors in 2014. Greeted as 'extraordinary' (Guardian) and 'heartbreaking' (New York Times), Visitors won the Critics' Circle and Off West End Most Promising Playwright Awards.

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ISBN13 9781783199112
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 88


5 OffWestEnd award nominations: Best New Play, Best Female, Best Male, Best Director, Best Set Designer

'An elegant and moving piece of writing, well crafted, subtle and layered, a play full of ache.' The Stage

'Up In Arms theatre company sets out to create plays that are ‘honest, human, affecting and revealing.' With EventideBarney Norris has fulfilled the brief' What's On Stage

'Superb.' ★★★★★ Libby Purves

‘A terrific three-hander’ Richard Brooks, The Sunday Times

'A play that captures all the still, sad music of humanity.' Guardian

'Barney Norris is a rare and precious talent, a writer-chronicler to be cherished. Hugely recommended.' Evening Standard

'Barney Norris strikes gold again. Like a diligent bartender, Norris has a talent for polishing the ordinary, buffing it up with a damp cloth until it shines and sings.' Time Out

'Barney Norris is fast turning into the quiet voice of Britain. This intriguing play could follow Visitors onto a larger London stage and it richly deserves to do so.' British Theatre Guide

'Glows with heart and humanity' Culture Whisper

'Understated but truly brilliant' A Younger Theatre

'Poignancy threaded through its every line… intricately detailed and beautiful to behold.' There Ought To Be Clowns