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Townsend Productions; Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

Swanland Village Hall

It tells of bravery, friendship, faith and trust. What more could you ask for in theatre?

Townsend Productions’ performance of ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ will have you absolutely spellbound when it appears at Swanland Village Hall this season.

The play, which has been hailed as ‘powerful, stirring and compelling,’ charts the friendship of two brave men, who formed part of the International Brigades Military Unit back in the 1930s.

The International Brigades were made up of volunteers from different countries, who travelled to Spain in order to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, between 1936 and 1939.

Daredevil Rides to Jarama has been commissioned to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the organisation and to shed light on the political and social world of that era.

The drama centres on the contrasting lives of volunteers Clem Beckett – a Lancashire blacksmith and star of the speedway track and Christopher Caudwell, a renowned writer, poet and philosopher. They were killed together at Jarama in February 1937, having become friends as members of the British Battalion’s machine-gun company.

This is a moving production which commemorates the sacrifices of all those who lost their lives.

It will be shown at Swanland Village Hall on Saturday, November 26 at 7.30pm. Tickets from 01482 634863.

Full programme here Artery Live autumn 2016

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