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By Barney Norris

A world premiere performed at the Arcola Theatre and on tour in 2015 followed by a run at the Bush Theatre in 2016. The play won Barney Norris the Critics Circle Award and Evening Standard Award nomination for Most Promising Playwright.



Linda Bassett

Simon Muller

Robin Soans

Eleanor Wyld


Direction:  Alice Hamilton

Set and costume: Fran Reidy

Lighting: Simon Gethin Thomas

Sound and Music:  Frank Moon/George Dennis

Assistant Director: Ally Watson

Photography: Mark Douet


***** The Evening Standard

***** The Times

***** Whatsonstage

***** TimeOut

***** The Stage

**** The Guardian

**** The Telegraph

**** FT


A stunning, stirring production’

(TimeOut *****)

Alice Hamilton directs a beautifully judged production which finds all the humour, pain and love in this exceptional play’

(Charles Spencer, Telegraph****)

‘It is a mature and tender play, excellently directed by Alice Hamilton and superbly acted.’

(Michael Billington, Guardian****)

‘Alice Hamilton’s thoughtful and restrained production makes the quality of the writing sing’.

(Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard*****)

Parts this finely written are manna for actors, and this quartet are note-perfect in Alice Hamilton’s fluidly confident production.’

(Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard*****)

Alice Hamilton’s large-hearted, affecting production is beautifully judged, and the performances are rich and real and generous.

(Natasha Tripney, The Stage****)

Eleanor Wyld and Linda Bassett
Linda Bassett
Eleanor Wyld and Linda Basset
Robin Soans
Linda Bassett
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