The next Arden Theatre Faversham’s production is the world premiere of a new play by BBC journalist Julien Cousins and local theatre director Huw Jones. “The Great Explosion” recounts the story of the devastating munitions factory explosion of April 1916, when over 100 people lost their lives. This play uses some of the inquest transcript – kept secret until now.
The play is designed as an ensemble piece for 10-12 performers, who each multi-role a variety of characters. Each scene flows seamlessly into the next, with minimal use of props and set. The filmic quality of the piece – with short scenes and a fluid time-line – makes for a fast-paced whole, which both tells the story and explores some of the key characters of this real-life drama.
Rehearsals will begin at the end of February.
Performances are Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 April.
All – whether Arden members or no – are warmly invited to audition to join the cast on
SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY AT 2.30
at The Arden Theatre
Lesley Smith Drive, Faversham, ME13 8PW
For more information, feel free to contact director Huw Jones: