THE KEIGHLEY PLAYHOUSE PROUDLY PRESENT...
BY ELMER HARRIS
DIRECTED BY ROBIN MARTIN
28TH APR – 3RD MAY 2014
THE SIGN OF SILENCE...
Keighley Playhouse forthcoming production deals with love, ignorance, torment and murder.
Johnny Belinda tells of narrow-minded prejudice that appears to be commonplace in a small town during 1900.
Life is difficult on the farm and even more difficult for young Belinda MacDonald - a deaf mute whose affliction has been confused with mental deficiency. Having never been taught to communicate, Belinda nonetheless demonstrates sensitivity and intelligence, both of which come to the attention of the village's new doctor who then decides to teach the girl sign language, helping her break out of her silent prison.
Belinda’s show of intelligence not only leads her father to repent of earlier harshness, but to take an increasing interest in her appearance. The latter brings with it a misfortune.
While Belinda blossoms under the doctor’s care and a love relationship develops between them, she still falls prey to a local boy.
JOHNNY BELINDA RUNS FROM 28TH APRIL – 4TH MAY 2014
EVENING PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7.30PM
TICKETS RANGE FROM £5 TO £7
Tickets are available by calling the box office on 07599 890 769 during office hours. If you would like to be reminded of forthcoming plays/events please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For more information visit the Keighley Playhouse website www.keighleyplayhouse.co.uk
Tel. 08451 267 859