The Ashes by Michael Pinchbeck was first produced by us in September 2011 and we took the decision to revive the play to help support the city in its build up to The Ashes coming to Trent Bridge this summer.
There are many exciting opportunities and benefits to reviving a new play and our Artistic Director, Giles Croft, who has also directed the play, talks in more detail about this here.
The original production earned four star reviews in The Guardian and The Times and since the revival opened last week, critics and audiences are once again being bowled over.
Four stars **** Excellent…superbly understated acting and great direction
— The Public Reviews
A superbly engaging production of a sharply scripted play
I really enjoyed this play… whether you’re a cricket fan or not, I think you’ll get something out of this
— Kev Castle on Facebook
Super story, super cast, lovely performing space
— Claire Warden via Twitter
The play depicts the real life story of Harold Larwood, a Nottinghamshire legend, and the infamous 1932/1933 Ashes series he was involved in and which was subsequently dubbed the ‘bodyline’ series.
The Ashes concludes its run on Saturday 6 July.
Above photo by Robert Day. The Ashes – in production (2013)