Casting Announced For New Barney Norris Play Eventide

Playwright Barney Norris
Playwright Barney Norris. Photo: Mark Douet

Up In Arms and Arcola Theatre will presented the world premiere of Eventide, a new play by Barney Norris at the Arcola Theatre ahead of a UK Tour.

A love song, an elegy, a celebration – Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing. John is a landlord forced to sell up; Liz is a church organist who can’t get a gig; Mark takes what work he can just to pay the rent. Their tales unfold round the back of a pub hidden deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. But is that heart still beating?

The play will be directed by Alice Hamilton and feature Hasan Dixon (Mark), James Doherty (John), and Ellie Piercy (Liz).

Barney Norris won the Critics’ Circle and Off West End Most Promising Playwright Awards for Visitors (‘Extraordinary’ The Guardian, ‘Heartbreaking’ New York Times), which played a sell-out run at Arcola before transferring to the Bush Theatre. Eventide reunites him with director Alice Hamilton in a powerful new production from Up In Arms.


Arcola Theatre
23 September – 17 October

Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Main House
22 – 24 October

The North Wall Oxford, Theatre
28 – 31 October

Salisbury Playhouse, Salberg Studio
3 – 7 November

The Brewery, Bristol Tobacco Factory
10 – 14 November

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