A young man comes back from war far away in a wooden box; he’s then glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small northern town in Lancashire, his siblings squabble over who he was and what they were to him…
Vera, Vera, Vera, on at the Lantern this weekend, is a blackly comic play by new theatre company Rough & Ready, and tackles themes such as drugs, violence, neglect and apathy, asking the question: ‘What you are willing to fight for?’
Directed by Chantell Walker, a local graduate from Liverpool John Moores University, she says she instantly fell in love with the play’s true grit and honesty, and believes it displays such pain and yet such hope. Assisting Chantell in her direction is Tom Wilson, a YEP Young Director who has directed various pieces so far this year, including The Bells with Hazard Theatre and Spike Theatre’s acclaimed improv creation Hoof.
The cast includes up-and-coming talent in the form of YEP Young Actor Jade Thomson, Bobby Moore, Cristina Carter (who has recently worked with Tell Tale Theatre Company) and Rory Kelly.
Catch Vera, Vera, Vera at the Lantern on Saturday (May 24).