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The Hired Man

21 Mar - 6 Apr 2013
  • 2 hrs 30 mins, including interval
  • £25 - £10 & concessions
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned

Acclaimed for its epic, nostalgic, funny book and rousing, romantic, award-winning score, The Hired Man is arguably the finest new British musical of the last thirty years.

Set against the backdrop of the Cumbrian lakes in the early years of the twentieth century, it tells the timeless, moving story of a young married couple and their struggle to carve a living from the land, just as the traditional rhythms of English country life are being swept away by the gathering storm of war in Europe. It’s haunting, thrilling, stirring stuff.

Now the Mercury Theatre;s new Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd has reassembled the creative team behind his critically-acclaimed 2008 touring production of this wonderful show, which captivated audiences throughout the UK before transferring to New York.

The Hired Man is based on the much-loved novel by Melvyn Bragg, and brought to life by the heartbreakingly-beautiful music of Howard Goodall, the EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of stage musicals including the recent West End hit Love Story, and film and TV scores including themes for Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley, Mr Bean and QI.

Mercury Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO1 1PT

01206 573948

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Cast
David Hunter
David Hunter
John
Julie Atherton
Julie Atherton
Emily
Jill Cardo
Jill Cardo
May/Ensemble and Trumpet
Matthew Rutherford
Matthew Rutherford
Blacklock/Ensemble and Double Bass
Kit Orton
Kit Orton
Jackson/Ensemble and Violin
Christopher Staines
Christopher Staines
Pennington/Ensemble and Double Bass
Gary Tushaw
Gary Tushaw
Seth/Ensemble
Mark Stobbart
Mark Stobbart
Isaac/Ensemble
Jamie Barnard
Jamie Barnard
Harry/Ensemble and Percussion
Jenni Bowden
Jenni Bowden
Sally/Ensemble and Trumpet
Rachel Gladwin
Rachel Gladwin
Ensemble and Harp
Oliver Izod
Oliver Izod
Ensemble and Violin
Creatives
Daniel Buckroyd
Daniel Buckroyd
Director
Juliet Shillingford
Juliet Shillingford
Designer
Mark Dymock
Mark Dymock
Lighting Designer
Tom Lishman
Tom Lishman
Sound Designer
Richard Reeday
Richard Reeday
Musical Director
Mary Howland
Mary Howland
Dialect Coach
Charlie Morgan
Charlie Morgan
Choreographer
Matthew Cullum
Matthew Cullum
Fight/Movement Director
Jill Russell
Jill Russell
DSM (On The Book)
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