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Description - Lights Burning Blue by Andrew Cullum

Lights Burning Blue is a tender story of an unlikely friendship, and also a page-turning thriller set in the world of the theatre. Brooke McCarthy left drama school over a year ago. After many months of waiting for her big break, she gets a job with The Edwardian Palace Theatre Company on the south coast. Why did I feel slightly ashamed of the fact that my first real job since leaving college is stage-managing? It's an important job. Vital in fact, and it can be a very rewarding and challenging career. Except in my case I didn't really want to do it. It's not everything she hoped for; it's not a proper acting job and the play's director, the notorious Jimmy Knowles, is difficult to work for and a hard man to please. The play is not even rehearsing at the theatre itself, but in an out-of-the-way village hall near a woodland nature reserve miles from anywhere. But this is the theatrical profession. Jobs don't come along very easily, and Brooke is fed up with working as a temp in an office. On her first day, Brooke meets an endearing old man who lives in the cottage just across the path from the rehearsal hall. A man with an interesting past and an infectious love of the theatre.. Just the week before Brooke arrives at her new job, a young girl who looks somewhat like her has been found murdered in the woods... Lights Burning Blue is a page-turning thriller that will not only keep you guessing, but being written by an actor, will also give you an insider's view of what it is really like to work in the theatre.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781784625214
ISBN-10: 1784625213
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Matador
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Andrew Cullum

Andrew Cullum has worked as an actor, mainly in theatre, in roles as diverse as Richard III on a national tour, Dame in pantomime, and the title role in The Jolly Postman. Andrew has also narrated several audiobooks.