Review: An August Bank Holiday Lark at The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

“Keep Calm and Carry On” was the title of an unused poster in World War Two and what a play that recognises that idea. An August Bank Holiday Lark set before and during World War One shows how a rural community in Lancashire is affected by the war. As Director Barrie Rutter writes in the programme “we wanted to stay at home and absorb the impact of the world events”. And this production does just that, showing a local rural community and how the decisions made by those in power can affect them.

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