The Ragged Child
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th July, 7.30pm performed at The Haymarket
Music by David Nield, book and lyrics by Jeremy James Taylor and Frank Whately. Directed by Amanda Affleck-Cruise & Ross Harvie, Musical direction by Jamie Allen
The new Basingstoke Youth Theatre in association with Proteus Theatre Company, Central Studio and Anvil Arts present over 30 talented local young people in a stark and moving account of child deprivation in London in the 1850s especially commissioned for the Basingstoke Festival 2013.
The Ragged Child follows the plight of the poor and destitute, mirrored throughout in its characters tragic lives. The fight for education of the ignorant and illiterate poor in the House of Lords and based on an important chapter in social history, this show is a musical delight full of drama and song.