Five sisters live out their lives in rural Ireland in the 1930s, hoping beyond hope for events which will free them from their domestic isolation. Brian Friel’s play, which was a resounding success at the National Theatre, in London’s West End and on Broadway, New York in the 1990s, is both magical and tragic as the sisters aspire gamely to a happiness they will never achieve.
Music and songs from the period adorn this drama which is set around the Celtic festival of Lughnasa, bringing a bitter harvest for the sisters and their frail elder brother who has returned from life as a missionary in Africa. A theatrical gem.
Fri April 6 – Wingfield Barns 01379 384505
Sat April 7 – The Hub, Huntingfield 01986 799130
Fri April 13 – The Cut, Halesworth 0300 3033 211
Sat April 14 – Fisher Theatre, Bungay 01986 897130
Fri April 20 – Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft 01502 589726
Sat April 21 – Diss Corn Hall 01379 652241
& Afterplay by Brian Friel
Set in a hotel on the south coast of England in the mid 1920’s. Cast includes Open Space and RoughCast favourites
We had an excellent 10 day tour of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal, playing in full to capacity theatres. The popularity of Pinter surprised us, and the appreciation of the audiences, especially at The PumpHouse (Aldeburgh), a new venue for us, was heartening.