A Farewell to Arms – 27 – 29/11/2014
The Old Market
Thurs 27th – Sat 29th November 2014
7.30pm (Matinee 2pm Sat 29th)
“The premier American war novel from that debacle World War I,” Michael Reynolds
“Multi-platform theatre makers of rare ambition,” The Guardian
In this First World War Centenary year, acclaimed theatre makers Imitating The Dog utilise their award-winning theatrical vision, with video projection, stage design and original music, to create an extraordinary version of Hemingway’s powerful meditation on love and the brutality of modern warfare.
This production, based on the author’s real-life experience of war torn Italy in 1918, follows the story of Frederic Henry, an American ambulance driver in the Italian army and his relationship with British nurse Catherine Barkley. In the turmoil of the closing months of The Great War Frederic and Catherine discover the redemptive power of love and experience the loss of innocence as they cement their relationship in a time of devastating conflict.
Director Andrew Quick said about staging A Farewell to Arms:
“imitating the dog are very excited to have obtained the rights for Hemingway’s wonderful novel, A Farewell to Arms, and to be the first to produce the first stage adaptation of the much loved classic in the UK. The company fell in love with the novel many years ago and knew that the creative possibilities of creating something very special with our unique theatrical style could be endless.”
*Header image by Ed Waring (image has been cropped to fit)