Composers and their stage works 

The Dark River

Play. Rodney Ackland

M5 F3 1 boy. A room in an old house.



It is 1937; there are warning signs of World War Two. Catherine Lisle, recently divorced and with her hopes of a dancing career dashed, moves into the house of her old schoolteacher. Like nearly everyone else in the house, Catherine is attempting to evade the present by living entirely in the past, and is hopelessly torn between her infantile ex-husband Chris and her lover Alan, who is passionately aware of the dangerous political situation surrounding them.