Red Skies


What might have happened if Orwell and Ransome met?

After over a year long hiatus and two postponements, Eastern Angles are delighted to be taking the much-anticipated Red Skies on tour this summer. The play centres on a fictional meeting between two of Suffolk’s most famous residents: George Orwell, who took his name from the Ipswich river, and Arthur Ransome, who lived on it.

Opening just before the outbreak of war, as Orwell is facing the loss of his father and about to write Animal Farm, he meets Ransome and his wife Evgenia – he played chess with Lenin, she was the former secretary of Russia’s revolutionary leader, Trotsky. Together, the two authors tackle questions of love, deception and fly fishing – sparks fly between the group in what makes for a “fascinating drama” (Review Hub, Michael Gray).

Red Skies saw just one performance last year and all of us at Eastern Angles are thrilled that it’s now finally able to have its long overdue moment in the spotlight.

Flexible Bookings

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the symptoms of Covid-19 in the two weeks prior to the performance or experiences symptoms on the day you should self-isolate and not come to the performance. Please email the box office to return your tickets, a full refund will be given.

If Eastern Angles has to cancel the event due to Covid-19, or for any other reason, we will contact you as soon as we can to re-schedule or arrange a refund.
Event name:
Red Skies
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Opening Hours:
One off