Eardley play is back in Yorkshire

Joan Eardley: A Private View 
2017 World Premiere and Tour 
Heroica Theatre Company
4th May 2017

Picture by marc marnie

WORLD RIGHTS

About the play: Anna Carlisle�"s ground-breaking new play celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime and will give audiences an opportunity to spend time in the company of a great painter as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. In this compelling and moving promenade production, audiences will come to understand what it was that fired Joan Eardley: they will hear the voices of her cherished Samson children of Glasgow and the sounds of the Catterline storms. They will feel as if they are almost standing in the waves and cornfields with her, and experience for themselves the overwhelming impact of her finished works.

Written by Anna Carlisle 
Directed by Marilyn Imrie 

Cast: Alexandra Mathie, John Kielty, Ashley Smith 
Creative team: Production manager � Katie Hutcheson, Stage manager � Rachael Miller, Designer � Clai
Joan Eardley: A Private View 2017 World Premiere and Tour Heroica Theatre Company 4th May 2017 Picture by marc marnie WORLD RIGHTS About the play: Anna Carlisle�"s ground-breaking new play celebrates a gifted life stopped in its prime and will give audiences an opportunity to spend time in the company of a great painter as she makes her way through a life of joys, frustrations, disappointments and triumphs. In this compelling and moving promenade production, audiences will come to understand what it was that fired Joan Eardley: they will hear the voices of her cherished Samson children of Glasgow and the sounds of the Catterline storms. They will feel as if they are almost standing in the waves and cornfields with her, and experience for themselves the overwhelming impact of her finished works. Written by Anna Carlisle Directed by Marilyn Imrie Cast: Alexandra Mathie, John Kielty, Ashley Smith Creative team: Production manager � Katie Hutcheson, Stage manager � Rachael Miller, Designer � Clai

Hebden Bridge theatre company Heroica brings its acclaimed play celebrating the life of Anglo-Scottish painter Joan Eardley to Calderdale this weekend - having played to sellout audiences both sides of the border.

Joan Eardley: A Private View was written by Anna Carlisle and stars actor Alexandra Mathie as Eardley who died in 1963. Both are from Hebden Bridge.

The play first visits Huddersfield Art Gallery on Saturday, June 3. The following day it will be performed at the Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough (Sunday, June 4).

It then heads South and ends its two-month-long tour in London, Reading and Coventry.

Heroica specially negotiated as performance venues a range of art galleries across the UK which are lucky enough to hold Eardley works within their permanent collections, and many of which have been – or will be - on special exhibition for the performances.

The promenade production which has been supported by generous funding from Arts Council England and Creative Scotland has been performing to sell-out houses in Scotland and already several of the English venues have also sold out well in advance.

On its travels around Scotland it has received excellent reviews.

Booking details for each venue can be found at heroicatheatrecompany.co.uk