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3 September 2013 No Comment

Riding Lights Theatre Company………“A Different Drum”

Lavenham Church, Wednesday 2nd October 2013 – 7.30pm

Mark Woodrow, the new curate at Lavenham, sends details of the upcoming performance by the renowned Christian theatre company “Riding Lights”.

Small Stories to Change a Troubled World

‘a different drum’, one of Riding Lights Theatre Company’s most inspirational plays, has been recreated for 2013 and after a break for the summer, is recommencing a highly successful national tour.

“It was cross cultural, it was across the ages, it was musical, it was moving and most of all it was inspirational.”(audience member, York).

“Riding Lights’ talent for delving into and exposing those emotions that drive human endeavour excels in this play.” (York Press).

Tickets:       £10 – buy 10, get 11th free.

Box Office: 01904 613000

Tickets are also available locally from The Revd. Mark Woodrow 01787 247959 (7 Weavers Close, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QN)

In the blood of a flea, wrapped in a bundle of French silk, the plague arrives in the Derbyshire village of Eyam, and with it comes a devastating decision. As the entire community chooses the bold path of sacrifice, they begin to march to a different drum…

Full of life and colourful music, with beautiful singing, a great deal of fun and wonderfully accessible human characters, the show is a rich and memorable experience for all ages. Some moments are challenging and emotionally powerful but the overall impact of the show is upbeat, full of love and full of hope, a different drum imagines how different the world could be if we responded unswervingly to the call to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’

There is an excellent cast of five actors, who take the audience from the village of Eyam in Derbyshire, to Uganda, to Hull, El Salvador and beyond, seamlessly changing the set and switching from character to character.

Staged in the round, the show is highly engaging for every member of the audience. Its message, of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances, is contemporary and relevant.

A different drum is a revival of one of the most popular and inspirational shows Riding Lights has ever created and it’s coming to LAVENHAM CHURCH. This is going to be a great evening. One not to be missed.

People often say to the Company ‘If I’d only known it was going to be that good, I’d have brought my friends!’. Well, my advice is to bring those friends along to a different drum with you. It will be that good and it’s only here for one night!

Listen to what the papers said about the first performance:

‘Renews faith in human nature and leaves you in a good place to forge on into the year ahead’

‘The energy, passion and sheer talent of the five actors is inspiring in itself. They transform effortlessly between characters, centuries and continents, while shifting innovative pieces of set and treating us to wonderful musical interludes.’

NB: For your information: Children who are used to watching theatre will enjoy this show.

Please visit www.ridinglights.org/drum for a full tour schedule, further information and online booking.

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