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A theatrical tale from Peter Pan author, JM Barrie – Mary Rose at The Lights on 2 April

Experience a mystical, thoughtful and at times spooky tale of love, loss and hope, played out on stage at The Lights

Mary Rose tells the tale of an old Sussex manor house that is haunted by the ghost of a young woman who once lived there.

Following on from Conn Artists successful tours of Silas Marner, The Four Men and A Perfect Likeness, this haunting and, at times, creepy story, is performed with an ensemble cast of five actors and uses some of JM Barrie’s own stage directions as interwoven pieces of narrative accompanied by original music and traditional folk songs.

J.M. Barrie is most famous for having written Peter Pan or the boy who wouldn’t grow-up which was once a regular feature of the London theatrical scene at Christmas. Barrie was a prolific novelist and playwright of the late Victorian and Edwardian period with other major plays including The Admirable Crichton, Quality

Street and Dear Brutus.

Mary Rose was first staged at London’s Haymarket Theatre in 1920, written after WWI and the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-20, and is an exploration of love, loss and hope that spans a time period of over 30 years.

Actor and Producer, Ross Muir, says “Mary Rose doesn’t realise her life has past and that she’s frozen in time and almost as the opposite to Peter Pan, Barrie is not exploring the adventures of children who disappear off to Neverland so much as the loss that is felt by those of us who have been left behind after they are gone.”

Tickets are available to book online: www.thelights.org.uk or by calling the Box Office: 01264 368368.

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