Dates released include the 21 January when the Beverley Library will host the play.
John Godber commenting on the tour said;
“I’m delighted to be working with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the Wordquake team once again! Last year’s experience of taking my play ‘Who Cares’ around East Riding libraries was such a success, I’m very excited to be involved again this year.”
“Working with my daughter Elizabeth, who is a third year Creative Writing student at Hull University, and two excellent students from Hull University’s Drama Department, Jack Marsden, and local girl Grace Christiensen, and Ruby Macintosh.”
“Together we have created a mini musical about obsession, teenage life and box sets. New musicals are opening all over Yorkshire, and unlikely as it may seem, one may be literally “popping up”at a library near you.”
“The council’s initiative to enrich their libraries with bespoke pieces of theatre shows real imagination.”
“Last year’s feedback on ‘Who Cares’ was so positive, that the play will have a large scale national tour in the Autumn of 2016.”
John Godber is an internationally renowned dramatist, winning numerous prizes, including a Lawrence Olivier Award, seven Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards and two BAFTAs for his television work.
21-year old Elizabeth Godber is in her third year at Hull University. She is an emerging talent, having been part of the prestigious BFI Film Academy Young Screenwriters’ programme.
Ruby and the Vinyl’ is a play written by John Godber with Elizabeth Godber and commissioned by Wordquake as part of the Festival on the Run.
Set in a vintage shop, the play follows the lives of two lonely students who come together through their shared obsession with television box sets.
Reality and non-reality gradually merge as the central characters find themselves living in their own box set, finding it harder and harder to separate truth from fiction.
The story is presented in a ballad style, with music by Ruby Macintosh, a young, vivacious singer songwriter from Yorkshire, whose unique sound is inspired by music of the 50s and 60s.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said:
“I am absolutely delighted that we are able to work once again with John Godber and his brilliant creative team.”
“It’s particularly pleasing that we will be able to bring this production to communities across the East Riding via the medium of our library service.”
“I know that fans of John’s work will be keen to see this new departure from him.”
Tickets for ‘Ruby and the Vinyl’ are £3 each and are available now in person from Beverley Library or by calling the box office on 01482 392699.
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