This autumn, Bang Theatre will present a new adaptation of Stan Barstow’s novel, A Kind of Loving, at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.
How can you think you’ve found so much and suddenly wake-up and find you’ve found nothing at all.
It’s 1962. Victor Brown is 20 years old and he’s infatuated with Ingrid Rothwell, a typist from the factory where he works. Both are from Cressley, a working-class town in West Riding, Yorkshire. Victor soon finds his feelings for Ingrid have nothing to do with love. But Ingrid loves Victor and agrees to carrying on with their unofficial courtship in bus shelters, parks and the cinema.
Ignorance leads to Ingrid getting pregnant, and they are forced into a marriage that neither is ready for and Vic doesn’t want. When Vic moves in with his in-laws everything changes, and the bargaining begins.
A Kind of Loving was originally published in 1960 and made Stan Barstow one of the key voices of the 1960’s cultural renaissance in British life.
Bang Theatre aims to tell stories that may be forgotten and uncover truths that otherwise may go unspoken. Bang Theatre’s A Kind of Loving launches North meets South. An ongoing exploration of Northern writer’s novels, plays and films; past, present and future.
As part of North Meets South, Jonny Magnanti will perform Tony Harrison’s iconic and rarely performed poem V on Sunday 10th November at 7pm, at the Jack. V was written by Harrison during the 1984-5 Miners’ strike.
When: 29th October – 16th November 2019
Where: Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH
£: Tickets cost £16 or £13 for concessions
More info: brockleyjack.co.uk