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The Whitsun Weddings (2014)

An Ensemble 52 Production.

Writer and story development – Dave Windass (additional material by the cast).

Directed by Andrew Pearson.

Performed by Roya Amiri, Laura Aramayo, Sarah-Jayne Curry, Marc Graham, Amy Eidskrem-Hughes, Jamie Eidskrem-Hughes, Zoe Hughes, Matt Jamie, Bernie Laverick, Samantha Laverick, Sarah Naughton, Matt Sutton, Andy Wilson.

Songs & Lyrics by Bernie Laverick.

Readings of Philip Larkin poems by Bill Nighy.

Jazz by Ken Ford Jazz Quartet.

Stage management and sound by Matthew Lund.

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Philip Larkin’s iconic work The Whitsun Weddings E52 brought the poem to life on rail platforms and on a First Hull Trains journey to London Kings Cross with a series of dramatic vignettes, poetry readings and jazz recordings.

Made possible by The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, Hull City Council, The Philip Larkin Society, Larkin 25, Hull 2017 City of Culture and Bridal Reloved.

The Whitsun Weddings premiered on Friday, June 6, 2014 from Hull to London.