09 March 2017
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 concession)
Main Auditorium: 7:30pm
A New play with Songs
Watch the trailer (YouTube)
Presented by Box of Tricks
Inspired by tales of Naval veterans, Narvik tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time.
Fusing live folk music and new writing to create a patchwork of memory and dream, Narvik is a bold new play set during the Second World War that brings to life a powerful story of love, guilt, heroism and betrayal.
“Sailors and sound effects are a perfect match in a wartime tale. Lizzie Nunnery’s play with music captures bittersweet memories of the North Atlantic convoys as documentary meets melancholy ballad… Narvik is not like anything else I have heard in the theatre… Full of rich material… A compressed exploration of the effects of war, reaching out to a language other than words.” ★★★★ - The Observer
“Nunnery’s unique theatrical fusion of haunting music and poetic imagery… Although Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder’s production works as an effortless ensemble piece, the entire narrative sinks or swims on Joe Shipman’s compelling pivotal performance as Jim, a once courageous young man now drowning in guilt. A spellbinding study of wartime lovers lost at sea. ”
★★★★★ - The Stage
“It has a dreamlike eeriness — and it is acted with a raw and intimate directness… The songs — from wistful, rippling sea shanties to lusty drinking anthems and yearning rhapsodies — are pungently atmospheric, accompanied by an on-stage three-strong band… It has a tang and a tenderness that linger.” ★★★★ - The Times