300 years ago to the day (if the day happens to be the 15th August) a boy was born who would grow up to be a pioneer of the road network in Yorkshire. If you travel about Yorkshire to this very day you’ll have travelled on one of his roads. Adventurer, philanderer, wanderer, soldier; a man who walked from London to Yorkshire because it was quicker than catching the coach, who laid the paths of Yorkshires first modern roads, solving engineering challenges that had defeated previous generations of road builders, and who supervised the construction of his roads.
And who had been blind since childhood.
Eddie Lawler, in association with Shipley Little Theatre is proud to present “Making Light”, a remarkable story of “Blind” Jack Metcalf, a remarkable man, in this the year of his 300th birthday.
14 Thursday Saltaire, Caroline Club. Part of Saltaire Festival
16 Saturday Headingley, Heart Centre
23 Saturday Saltaire, St Peter’s Church
24 Sunday Knaresborough, Frazer Theatre
30 Saturday Leeds, Seven Arts
Rehearsals part-time weekly in Shipley area, days/time tba with cast.
Saturday 20th May noon to 3pm
Monday 22nd May 7 to 10pm
In the room upstairs in The Hop, Saltaire, 199 Bingley Rd, Shipley BD18 4DH
The intention is to cast 4 male and 4 female actors, each actor to play several parts.The work is unpaid, but travel to and from performance venues will be arranged where feasible. This is an opportunity to perform at Saltaire Festival as part of a bright new Shipley-based theatrical initiative, .
Please contact either SLT or Eddie to book a time, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone to discuss 07891 254809