Edward Bond: Jackets

Presented by Lancaster University Theatre Group
Directed by Josh Coates
Music composed by Ross McCaffrey 

Set in an unspecified, religiously ran, European state, Jackets examines the different worlds and outlooks of Brian Tebham, an army private, and Phil Lewis, a member of the rebel resistance. The city is in a state of civil unrest with army officials searching for an excuse to step up strict military operations. With the knowledge of an army Padre, Private Tebham's murder is arranged and the soldier's death is used as justification for increased 'protection' of the city.

Originally written for Lancaster University's 25th year anniversary, Edward Bond’s Jackets is an in-depth exploration of those who run society and those run by it.

an astonishingly powerful piece of political, polemical poetry” - Robin Thornber The Guardian 1989 – Original production of Jackets at Lancaster University, Nuffield Theatre directed by Keith Sturgess

"This is probably the best show, amateur or professional, I’ve seen anywhere in several years" – Michael Nunn, Lancaster Guardian 2013 – Review of Josh Coates directed Pornography ( Simon Stephens )

Event Details

Approx 90 mins
St John the Evangelist's Church
Age Restriction:
To see this event you must be 12 or over

Edward Bond: Jackets


Tickets are now only available at the door before the performances at the venue itself. 


Friday 28 February, 8pm
Saturday 1 March, 3.30pm & 8pm