Flowers of the Field opens 24 June

Field of Vision (original image by Bark)

Flowers of the Field by Kevin Mandry

Flowers of the Field: writer Kevin Mandry, director David Cottis

Flowers of the Field, a stage play written by long-term ScriptTank member Kevin Mandry is finally reaching the stage, after a couple of highly successful readings at ScriptTank. It’s being directed by another ScriptTank veteran: David Cottis.

Autumn, 1916. A young man arrives at a remote Sussex farm seeking a secret – the forgotten folk music of rural England, and a glimpse of a lost Arcadia. He finds instead a quiet struggle that echoes the timeless stories of the very songs he is seeking.

Flowers of the Field is a dark romance, on at the White Bear Theatre, Kennington between 24 June to 13 July.

ScriptTank member in crowdfunding appeal

Long-time ScriptTank member Kevin Mandry is currently raising money to put on a new play: Flowers of the Field.

Flowers of the Field shows how music once gave voice to otherwise silent people and communities. It tells the story of the attempt to create a sense of cultural Englishness, and to call on rural communities as the source of “authentic” folk memory at a time of war, industrialisation and European nationalism. But more importantly, it is a funny, touching, and moving story that will haunt you for years.”

We’ll let Kevin tell you more about his play himself.

If you would like to help Kevin reach his modest fundraising goal, please visit the Flowers of the Field page on Sponsume.