When All the Crowds Have Gone
Written by Lucy Nordberg
This production is part of our series of classic scripts filmed in great halls, houses and castles, which will also include new works filmed at single notable locations.
Media tycoon John is dwelling on his past. In an attempt to control how he will be remembered, he asks his younger brother to write his biography. Long-buried tensions between them threaten to derail John’s schemes, which involve everyone in his life from his actress wife to a pair of film director brothers. Can John keep control of the players in his game?
This new play was tried out in performance at the Brighton Festival and was well-received by audiences and critics. With themes touching on the relationship between America and the UK, and the role of media in distorting people’s lives, it’s a timely story to commit to film.
“The more I reflect on this play, the more I’m convinced it brings a fresh perspective to the human dilemma”, Fringe Guru.
Location: The Jack Windmill House
A suitable retreat for a media tycoon, the Jack Windmill house on the Sussex Downs was reconfigured by architects in 2016, who kept its original mid-century glamour while turning it into a modern luxury home. The design won two awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Jack is part of a famous landmark pair of windmills, Jack and Jill, known as the Clayton Windmills.