by Louis Gale
as part of Six Plays One Day
After a chance meeting one long, golden summer’s day, five young lives entangle on the evening of the Village Dance; a night of that should be the making of their young lives. A village like any other, a night unimaginable...
Life in the village has scarce changed for centuries, but lives are irrevocably changed one summer’s day after the chance encounter of five young people in a wooded clearing. As each one comes of age and passes the uniquely separate but painfully recognisable thresholds of youth, all comes to a head on the evening of the Village Dance; a night that should be the making of their young lives. But although just an ordinary village, this is no ordinary summer’s night...
The play is a classic tale of rural life, innocence and its loss; with heart melting music, a warm comedic atmosphere and a dark and shockingly political twist.
Praise for Songs of Innocence
★★★★★ "Stunning… a lovely exploration of the time of life between childhood and adulthood” North West End
“Devastating & effective…a joy to watch...” Made Up Liverpool
“This is a beautifully simple story of life during a period where the innocence of childhood is beginning to evaporate. There is a darkness over the horizon which is constantly hinted at throughout the play, but nothing can prepare you for the heart-stopping climax of this story” Donna M Day