Date(s) - 29 Mar 2012
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Captioned Performance: Wednesday, 29 March 2012 at 7.30pm
Sidley Park, Derbyshire, April 1809. Surrounded by eccentric family members, fastidious house guests and surly staff, tutor Septimus Hodge is in charge of educating Lady Thomasina Coverley, aged thirteen.
Beyond the grand windows are the ‘500 acres inclusive of lake’, where Capability Brown’s artificially manicured naturescape is about to give way to the fashionably ‘picturesque’ Gothic style of landscape gardening. 180 years later, garden historian Hannah Jarvis and academic Bernard Nightingale stand in the same room, trying to shed light on the garden’s secrets and uncover the scandal which is said to have taken place when Lord Byron stayed at Sidley Park in Lady Thomasina’s time…
Stoppard’s absorbing play jumps back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time and the confusing and disruptive influence of sexual attraction on our orbits in life.
“Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia… is the greatest love story on the British stage for decades… a masterpiece.” The Independent
“This is a brilliant, brilliant play.” The Sunday Times
“Arcadia is a stirring love story that crosses centuries, a witty play of ideas for anyone who loves science, maths or gardening, a visual feast to celebrate our beautiful new home, full of wonderfully eccentric characters.” Kate Cherry
Cast Includes: Adriane Daff, Rebecca Davis, Brendan Hanson, Kirsty Hillhouse, Andrew McFarlane, Edgar Metcalfe AM CitWA, Whitney Richards, Kazimir Sas
Director: Kate Cherry
Designers: Set & Costume Designer Alicia Clements, Sound Designer Ash Gibson Greig