CRANFORD and CRANFORD AT CHRISTMAS now released for amateur productions in the UK and Ireland!

02 February 2015


Josef Weinberger are delighted to announce the publication of both Cranford and Cranford at Christmas, two new stage adaptations of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford stories by Laura Turner.
Laura’s adaptations delightfully bring the rural village to life where etiquette rules, underpinned by a healthy amount of gossip. Applying the ideals of gentility and propriety, the idiosyncratic ways of the women of Cranford are thrown into disarray as modernity encroaches in the form of a new railway line coming harrowingly close. While Cranford’s eclectic women strive to stay immersed in the sweet pleasures and sometimes heart-breaking realities of simple village life, it becomes apparent that the world is changing in the face of the industrial revolution, and that Cranford will have to change with it.

Cranford is written for a company of 3M and 6F with doubling, although more roles are possible for larger companies.
Cranford at Christmas is written for a company of 4M and 6F with doubling but more roles are also available for larger companies.