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Silas Marner

Venue: Stantonbury, MK
Date: 10 Oct 2019
Times: 7.30 pm

Silas Marner
Thursday 10th October, 7.30pm

Conn Artists Theatre Company visits Stantonbury Theatre with a fresh and uplifting stage version of Silas Marner by George Eliot. The play tells the story of a poor weaver wrongfully condemned and outcast from society, who becomes a doomed miser and re-cluse, until he is forced to take in a young orphan girl. Their mutual friendship leads to joy, love and his re-demption.

Silas Marner, the great Victorian epic novel, is thrillingly and theatrically brought to the stage in the bicen-tenary year of George Eliot’s birth. The heart moving action, set in the early years of the 19th century, is performed by an ensemble cast of seven actors accompanied by music and songs of the period.  The story contains powerful and socially engaging themes relevant to audiences today including the integration of the lonely individual into the community and explores social cohesion; the goodness to be found in everyday human relations, the importance of acts of kindness between people; the pursuit of money not leading to happiness; adoption; and the chance of salvation from a point of spiritual despair. This is why Conn Artists have chosen to produce the piece as the issues explored are so topical especially when considering immigration, the break-up or loss of communities, more diverse and unconventional forms of family life; and today’s over-emphasis on the accumulation of wealth.

Suitable for all ages 12+

Silas Marner is a GCSE set text on Edexcel, WJEC and Eduqas schools examination boards

Tickets £15 – concessions £13
For more information and to book call Stantonbury Theatre, box office on 01908 324466.
They can also be purchased online from www.stantonburytheatre.co.uk

 

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