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Shadowlands charity rehearsed reading 10 Nov 2006
Jeremy Sams will direct a cast including Charles Dance and Janie Dee in a rehearsed reading of SHADOWLANDS by William Nicholson in aid of The Pahar Trust, Nepal, for one performance only at the Comedy Theatre on Sunday 10 December at 7pm.
Shadowlands is the moving true love story of CS Lewis and Joy Gresham. Lewis, a leading Christian academic and author of many classic books including The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Screwtape Letters, remained a bachelor until his fifties, when he met Joy Davidman. He was enchanted by this remarkable American woman, a divorcee with two young children. They fell in love and were secretly married. Lewis' ensuing encounter with love and suffering led him to reconsider many of the beliefs he had held so staunchly before their fateful meeting.
The Pahar Trust is a charity set up to raise money to build schools in remote villages amidst the mountainous regions in Nepal.
This special performance is being held to help make available support and schooling for young Nepalese children and orphans providing them with a better future after Joy’s death, CS Lewis was responsible for supporting her son Douglas, who would otherwise been orphaned.
Miranda Hewitt, who is producing the Rehearsed Reading, has recently returned from Nepal where she and her daughter trekked through the Himalayas to see first hand some of the projects The Pahar Trust have completed.
Tel: 0870 060 6637
Tickets:£15.00 - £39.50