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Townsend Productions

November 25, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

Commissioned by the International Brigades Memorial Trust, the play’s tour will coincide with the 80th anniversaries of the creation of the International Brigades in October 1936 and the Battle of Jarama in 1937.

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

The play sheds light on the political and social world of the 1930s and commemorate and celebrate the contribution and sacrifice of the volunteers. Dare Devil Rides To Jarama captures the raw passions and emotions produced by the Spanish Civil War – idealism to despair, hope to anger, determination to fear – through powerful storytelling, stirring song and poetry, and compelling movement and dance.

“A Company making a name for delivering, vivid politically committed theatre.” The Observer


November 25, 2016
7:30 PM
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Barton, Assembly Rooms, Queen Street
DN18 5QP United Kingdom + Google Map
07884 933788

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