Michael Morpurgo's Out of the Ashes

The Beehive, Dowell St, Honiton, EX14 1LZ

01404 384050
http://www.beehivehoniton.co.uk/

Saturday 30 September 2017
7.30pm
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 5.30pm, Sat: 10am – 12pm
Admission Fee: Tickets: Adult £8, Student/Under 16s £6 Suggested age suitability 9+ Accessible seating is available by calling the box office 01404 384050
Booking recommended
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Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted and Directed by Alex Jackson

Becky Morely begins her diary on New Years Day 2001. Little does she realise just how much that year would change her life.

Based on the novel by award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo, Out of the Ashes is the story of Becky’s experience on her family farm in Devon, during the outbreak of foot and mouth disease across the UK.

We experience Becky’s memories of the outbreak as she wrote them in her diary. The story features the birth of her first lamb, Little Josh, her glorious rides with Ruby the horse, and the gradual spread of the disease from hundreds of miles away to right outside her doorstep. Becky’s diary comes alive on stage using heartfelt storytelling, family bonds and beautiful staging to document the spread of foot and mouth to the Morely’s farm.

The performance takes you through the joys of living in the South West’s rural countryside and the momentous effect foot and mouth disease had on British farming.

‘Charming and inventive, the piece uses simple staging and storytelling to shed light on a monumental crisis in recent history.’  EXEUNT

‘The performances by Chelsea Marie and Amelia Hibbert were also superb.’EXEUNT

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