This Cold August Light

1816 was known as 'the year without a summer'.

Snow fell and crops failed across Europe and North America - but the sunsets were amazing.

Jerome Vincent's play explores the effects these extraordinary climactic conditions had on artists and writers working at the time.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe....Kerry Shale
  • Mary Shelley....Rachel Atkins
  • Jerome Vincent
  • by....

    Jerome Vincent

  • directed by David Blount
  • director David Blount
  • edith....Alison Pettitt
  • farthing....chris stanton
  • laura....Rachel Atkins
  • lily....Alison Pettitt
  • maunder....David Timson
  • mellish....Harry Myers
  • organ music composed and performed by jonathan ayerst
  • polidori....chris stanton
  • taylor....robin toller
  • turner....Harry Myers
  • young poe....michael beveridge

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    1816 was known as 'the year without a summer'.

    Snow fell and crops failed across Europe and North America - but the sunsets were amazing.

    Jerome Vincent's play explores the effects these extraordinary climactic conditions had on artists and writers working at the time.