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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Caryl Churchill's play, directed by Mark Ravenhill, focusing on the radical movements that erupted during the English Civil War in the 1640s.

by Caryl Churchill.

First performed in 1976, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire focuses on the millennial movements that erupted during the English civil war in the 1640s. At the heart of the play is an edited dramatisation of The Putney Debates of 1647. The radical Levellers argue for liberty and universal suffrage while the military establishment stands for security and property as the basis for electoral eligibility.

This production of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire was directed by Mark Ravenhill, and was originally part of a season of dramas curated by Mark for Drama on 3.

Historical adviser to the production: Jacob Field.

Members of the cast each play several roles in the production.

1 hour, 50 minutes

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Sun 1 Nov 2015 21:00

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Role Contributor
Writer Caryl Churchill
Man One Justin Salinger
Man Two Andrew Woodall
Man Three Paul Rhys
Man Four Joseph Mydell
Woman One Monica Dolan
Woman Two Amanda Drew
Composer Colin Sell
Director Mark Ravenhill
Actor Jeremy Mortimer


  • Sun 28 Apr 2013 20:30
  • Sun 1 Nov 2015 21:00

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