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Hope Springs Eternal

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Originally broadcast via Zoom on Saturday 20 March 2021, Hope Springs Eternal is a series of 13 “talking head” vignettes. Whilst the looming end of 2020-21 lockdown gave rise to the title, the pieces are based on a wide interpretation of the theme: some are funny, some are sad, some are poignant but all are from the heart.

The film is provided free of charge for your viewing pleasure, but if you’d like to make a voluntary donation towards the Garrick after viewing it, you can do so below.

The scripts were received from a variety of sources and remain the copyright of the respective playwright. They are performed and directed by members of Stockport Garrick Theatre. The running order is as below:

00:00​ THE MISTAKE
Performed by Emily Field
Written by James Ambrose
Directed by Sarah Doyle

03:40​ THE SILVER RHYMING
Performed, Written and Directed
by Peter Aspinall

05:53​ THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Performed by Jo Chatters
Written and Directed by Hannah Lake

10:15​ GEORGE THE UMPTEENTH
Performed by Adam Williams
Written by Chris de Mercado
Directed by Sandy McGregor

14:50​ STARDUST
Performed by Tracy Burns
Written by Chris de Mercado
Directed by Martin Pritchard

17:42​ IDENTITY
Performed by Harriet Maxwell
Written by Sarah Field
Directed by Mary Pritchard

20:35​ UNSEEN DEPTHS
Performed by Tracy Burns
Written by David Johnson
Directed by Sarah Doyle

25:40​ BOOKSHOP
Performed and Written by
Sandy McGregor
Directed by Josh Holden