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Curtains up: Circus of Desertion set for Cotswold Playhouse


Circus of Desertion, an original play written especially for the Stroud Theatre Festival by T D Presland, will be performed at the Cotswold Playhouse from 17th – 19th February at 7.30 pm.

Tickets (£12) available from www.cotswoldplayhouse.co.uk or on the door.

“Stroud’s Hexagon Theatre Company is delighted that the play is now going to get an airing, following the disappointment when it had to be cancelled in September, due to a case of Covid,” said Mary Moore. 

“Tickets were going well for Circus of Desertion in the Stroud Theatre Festival, so it is hoped that those who planned to see it then will be keen to see the slightly longer version that will be presented at the Cotswold Playhouse.”

Colin Tom chess | Curtains up: Circus of Desertion set for Cotswold Playhouse
Tim Presland and Martin Stockwell

A retired professor is preparing for an interview with a journalist to discuss his celebrated career. The man who comes to interview him however has another agenda – one that will lead Colin to re-evaluate his past actions and try to make amends for his mistakes. The journey ends in a devastating revelation as the past returns to haunt him.

CP poster jpg | Curtains up: Circus of Desertion set for Cotswold Playhouse

A playlist will also accompany the production

Love is the Drug – Roxy Music

The Kick Inside – Kate Bush

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Father and Son – Cat Stevens

Atomic – Blondie

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

Oh You Pretty Things – David Bowie

Song for Guy – Elton John

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – Elton John

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