19:45, Tue 16th February 2016 - Sat 20th February 2016 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 5
“I hear those voices that will not be drowned.”
It is 1912 in Walberswick and a young boy has died at sea. Peter Grimes is to blame, or so his fishing village thinks. Sentenced to isolation, Peter rebels against his community and takes a new apprentice, the sixteen-year-old son of his fiancée. Rumour spreads quickly on the wind and gossip rules the waves. A storm is coming for Peter Grimes…
Based on the beloved poem by George Crabbe, then made famous by Benjamin Britten’s opera, this new telling of the Grimes myth uses the death of a child to explore the dark and primal side of humanity, focused through an individual whose vicious isolation has troubled generations of writers.