Jacaranda, a new play by award-winning playwright Lorna French, comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre for one night only in November.
This brilliant new drama, presented by Pentabus and Theatre by the Lake, explores loss, love, prejudice, race and belonging.
Olivia has recently moved into her great uncle’s farmhouse. She’s not local, but she knows her way around. Matty is a gamekeeper, but he doesn’t often tell anyone. He’s wary of newcomers.
These unlikely strangers find themselves beside a stream on the longest night of the year.
Pentabus Artistic Director Elle While says: “I am full of hope and excitement to be launching this extraordinary new play on our first UK tour since the world has been turned upside down. We cannot wait to share Lorna’s story, which takes an unflinching look at humanity, brought to life by an exceptionally talented team.”
Mara Allen and Stuart Laing play Olivia and Matty, and Elle While directs. Jacaranda is designed by Charlie Cridlan, with lighting design by Tim Mascall and sound by Harry Linden Johnson. Puppetry directors are Marie Fortune and Jo Lakin. The Assistant Director is Garen Abel Unokan, and the Technical Advisor is Benjamin Leonides-Morgan.
Jacaranda can be seen in the McCarthy/Round at the SJT at 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 November. Tickets are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com.