‘My favourite living writer’ Simon Stephens
A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, a death – German Skerries fills the stage with the meetings and departures that make us human.
It’s 1977, and Martin, Jack, Michael and Carol are staring out into the future. Around a popular birdwatching spot overlooking the mouth of the Tees, their lives intertwine to create an uplifting portrait of human hope and vulnerability.
The first major revival of this richly resonant drama which won renowned playwright Robert Holman the George Devine Award. His incredible career spans four decades including the plays Making Noise Quietly, Across Oka and the recent A Breakfast of Eels.
Produced with the award-winning Up In Arms, a touring theatre company led by director Alice Hamilton and writer Barney Norris. Their productions of Norris’ plays Visitors and Eventide received critical acclaim at the Arcola, Bush Theatre and on tour, picking up nine Off West End Award nominations between them.
“Alice Hamilton’s excellent production is like a minor key Jerusalem.” Michael Billington, The Guardian, on Eventide at the Arcola
An Orange Tree Theatre and Up in Arms co-production, in association with Reading Rep
Following its run at the Orange Tree, German Skerries tours to Reading Rep, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, Dukes Theatre Lancaster and Hull Truck.
George Evans - Jack
Henry Everett - Michael
Katie Moore - Carol
Howard Ward - Martin
Writer | Robert Holman
Director | Alice Hamilton
Designer | James Perkins
Lighting Designer | Simon Gethin Thomas
Sound Designer | George Dennis
Stage Manager | Tara Claxton
Deputy Stage Manager | Charlie Young
Casting Supervisor | Charlotte Sutton
Costume Supervisor | Victoria Smart
Production Manager | Nick May
Producer | Chloe Courtney