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image for Play item typeDare Devil Rides to Jarama at Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Play, Fri 17 Feb 2017

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

Contact

Civic and Cramphorn Theatres

01245 606505

Address

Fairfield Road,
Chelmsford,
Essex,
CM1 1JG

Details

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fight



Spain 1936: “When Fascism clutched at the throat of the Spanish people threatening a foul tyranny and the menace of war in Europe, Clem felt at once that his place was in freedom’s rank”



Clem “Dare Devil” Beckett joined the International Brigades



Not for nothing did he earn the name, “Dare Devil”. He was loved by the masses for his great daring, courage and skill on the Speedway track. He rode as no one else had ever ridden. He was a man of the people, and the same fight he used against money-sharks and corruption in his sport, he used to defend democracy against Franco’s rising fascist army.



Clem met his death at the Battle of Jarama after he and his comrades including his friend, writer and novelist Christopher Caudwell, held their posts against overwhelming odds. They remained at their post to cover a temporary retreat, but were never seen alive again.



Following the success of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’, ‘We Will Be Free!’ and ‘United We Stand’, Townsend Productions’ new play, ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’, commemorates and celebrates the contribution and sacrifice of the volunteer International Brigades on the 80th anniversary of their creation. Through stirring song and poetry and compelling movement and imagery the play captures the raw passion and emotion generated by the Spanish Civil War.



Dare Devil has been chosen out of more than 880 shows as one of the Top London Shows 2016 from LondonTheatre1 Reviewers.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 Feb 2017 20:00

Prices


Tickets: £13.00

Concessions: £11.00

PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra

Registered unemployed and full-time (FE/HE) students: £7.00

£1 off full price and standard concessionary tickets for Leisure Plus cardholders

Group Booking discount available (One in every ten free)

Part of the Pick ‘n’ Mix Season Ticket offer

A £1.50 fee is applicable per transaction, except for cash and debit card payments made in person and by telephone

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 703071  Lat: 51.73672 Long: 0.46496

By Road:
The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chelmsford station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing