Clem ‘Dare Devil’ Beckett, the rugged Speedway star, and Caudwell, literary critic, poet and aeronautical expert, were considered unlikely friends; but a common cause brought them together and they died at their machine gun post covering their battalion’s retreat at the Battle of Jarama in February 1937.
Commissioned by The International Brigades Memorial Trust,“Dare Devil Rides To Jarama” is a new play by Neil Gore that tells the story of the British and Irish volunteers at the beginning of the brutal Civil War in Spain, and captures the raw passions and emotions of idealism and despair, hope and anger, determination and fear, through powerful storytelling, stirring songs, poetry and puppetry.
Following the success of Townsend Productions’ previous tour
“THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS”,
“WE WILL BE FREE!” - Tolpuddle Martyrs,
“UNITED WE STAND”
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘TREMENDOUS’ THE TIMES ‘
A striking piece of work’ THE OBSERVER
★★★★★ 'UNMISSABLE' Everything Theatre
★★★★ 'SPECTACULAR’ London Theatre 1
★★★★★ ‘EXCELLENT’ The Morning Star
★★★★ -PASSIONATELY DELIVERED’Liverpool Echo