The Poppy Red

Thu 11 - Sat 13 November             Studio

Thu 1.30pm & 7.45pm, Fri 11am & 7.45pm, Sat 3pm & 7.45pm

Parkwood Theatres

The Poppy Red 

When writing In Flanders Fields in a shell-beaten dugout at the trenches of Ypres, John McCrae could not have predicted the legacy that his poem would inspire. Thanks to his harrowing and poignant ode to the fallen as well as the hard work of activists Moina Michael and Anna Guerin, the poppy is a symbol that has endured for a century as a call to remember and to pay tribute to those who sacrificed so much for so many.

The Poppy Red, a brand-new Parkwood production marking the centenary of the very first Inter-Allied Poppy Day, is the story of the birth of the scarlet emblem, it’s enduring legacy and why it continues to mean so much to those who live on.

Tickets: £16.50 (discounts: £13.50). Schools: £6 (Thu 1.30pm & Fri 11am).

Relaxed performance Relaxed performance

The Saturday 3pm performance has been specially adapted to reduce anxiety and create a supportive atmosphere. This performance is suitable for everyone but particularly for people with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and other sensory and communication difficulties. Tickets are available at £6 (accompanying carers are free) by calling the Box Office on 01293 553636 (Mon-Fri 12noon - 4pm).

 

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