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A Farewell to Arms

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Publication date10/10/2014
<mark>Original language</mark>English


To coincide with the centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War, A Farewell to Arms is coproduced with The Dukes, Lancaster and supported with complementary regional producing organisations, Live at LICA and CAST, Doncaster. The production premiered at the Dukes prior to a UK and Italian Tour.

Based on the author’s real-life experience in 1918 in Italy, A Farewell to Arms tells the story of Frederic Henry, an American ambulance driver for the Italian army and his relationship with British nurse Catherine Barkley. Against the backdrop of the war the two protagonists discover the redemptive power of love and experience the loss of innocence as they attempt to cement their relationship in a time of devastating conflict. In this first UK stage adaptation of one of the classic novels of the twentieth century, imitating the dog will fuse video projection, beautiful stage design and original music to create an extraordinary adaptation of Hemingway’s powerful tale of love and the brutality of modern warfare.