22nd -23rd November
St Michaels Irish Centre, Liverpool (Box office: 0151 263 1808)
Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett, the rugged Speedway star, and Caudwell, literary critic, poet and aeronautical expert, were considered unlikely friends; but a common cause brought them together and they died at their machine gun post covering their battalion’s retreat at the Battle of Jarama in February 1937.
Commissioned by The International Brigades Memorial Trust,“Dare Devil Rides To Jarama” is a new play by Neil Gore that tells the story of the British and Irish volunteers at the beginning of the brutal Civil War in Spain, and captures the raw passions and emotions of idealism and despair, hope and anger, determination and fear, through powerful storytelling, stirring songs and poetry and flamenco dance.
On tour this Autumn and coming to Liverpool on November 22nd -23rd at St Michaels Irish Centre, 6 Boundary Lane, Everton, Liverpool L6 5JG.