Arcadia

Wed 27th Feb – Fri 1st Mar 2013

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“It's the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.”

St Hilda's College Drama Society

SUMMARY

1809. Confused scandal is afoot. Accusations of adultery and challenges to duels are being hurled around at Sidley Park, a large country house in Derbyshire. The adults thus engaged, thirteen year old Thomasina Coverly grapples with her original and profound scientific ideas - ideas which Valentine Coverly, a scientist and resident of the same house in the present day, refuses to believe a mere teenager two centuries previously could have imagined. At the same time, Bernard Nightingale, arrogant English don, and the writer Hannah Jarvis go head-to-head in trying to figure out what really happened 200 years ago, and how exactly Lord Byron might have been involved…

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier award-winning play takes us back and forth between centuries with his razor-sharp wit, exploring the nature of truth, knowledge, art, science, love and sex - “the attraction that Newton left out.”

Admission: £7(£5)

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