by Barney Norris
4th - 12th February 2022
~ Directed by Mel Powell ~

'Try and do something with your life. Be deliberate, you know?'

A love song, an elegy, a celebration: Eventide tells the story of three people whose worlds are disappearing.

John is a landlord forced to sell up; Liz is a church organist who can't get a gig; Mark takes what work he can just to pay the rent. Their tales unfold round the back of a pub hidden deep in the heart of the Hampshire countryside - a heart that doesn't seem to be beating any more.

Barney Norris delivers a wonderfully poetic play looking at the lost chances and vanished dreams of a young generation.

'An elegant and moving piece of writing, well crafted, subtle and layered, a play full of ache.'
The Stage

'Up In Arms theatre company sets out to create plays that are ‘honest, human, affecting and revealing.' With Eventide, Barney Norris has fulfilled the brief'
What's On Stage

Libby Purves

A terrific three-hander
Richard Brooks, The Sunday Times

'A play that captures all the still, sad music of humanity.'

'Barney Norris is a rare and precious talent, a writer-chronicler to be cherished. Hugely recommended.'
Evening Standard

'Barney Norris strikes gold again. Like a diligent bartender, Norris has a talent for polishing the ordinary, buffing it up with a damp cloth until it shines and sings.'
Time Out

'Barney Norris is fast turning into the quiet voice of Britain. This intriguing play could follow Visitors onto a larger London stage and it richly deserves to do so.'
British Theatre Guide

'Glows with heart and humanity'
Culture Whisper

'Understated but truly brilliant'
A Younger Theatre

'Poignancy threaded through its every line… intricately detailed and beautiful to behold.'
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Konrad StraussMark
Hannah LeonardLiz
Des TurnerJohn
Brenda OnyonStage Manager
Derek PalmerLighting
Mary PowellASM
Chris SmithASM
Laura IlincaRehearsal prompt