Don and Pam have lived together most of their lives, the kids have grown up and moved on, but now, suddenly, she wants to leave him – or that’s how it seems to him at least…
A testament to the indomitability of the human spirit and the power of love, Tom Holloway’s play looks unflinchingly at what it takes to choose to die, and what it means for those left behind.
Playwright Tom Holloway is acknowledged as one of the leading new voices in Australian theatre. His credits include Fatherland (Gate Theatre); Beyond the Neck – winner Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Writing For The Stage; Don’t Say The Words (Griffin Theatre/Tasmania Theatre); Red Sky Morning (Red Stitch Actors Theatre. Green Room Award for Best New Australian Play); Love Me Tender (Company B Belvoir St/Griffin Theatre Company and Thin Ice) and Gambling (Soho Theatre).
James Macdonald’s most recent production was A Delicate Balance (Almeida Theatre), where he had previously also directed Judgment Day. He was associate director at the Royal Court for 14 years where his work included Sarah Kane’s Blasted; Cleaned and 4.48 Psychosis. His other credits include The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other; Exiles; Dido, Queen of Carthage (National Theatre); A Number (New York Theatre Workshop); Glengarry Glen Ross (Apollo Theatre).
Bill Paterson has recently returned to the stage in Earthquakes in London (National Theatre) after a prolific career in film and television. Film includes Creation; How to Lose Friends and Alienate People; Miss Potter; Amazing Grace; Truly Madly Deeply; The Witches and Comfort and Joy. Television includes Hitler on Trial; Dr Who; Little Dorrit; Into The Storm and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Dearbhla Molloy’s many stage credits include Pieces of Vincent (Arcola Theatre); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Druid Theatre/National Theatre); Death and the Maiden (Royal Court); and The Plough and the Stars (Young Vic). Her prolific TV appearances include Coronation Street (Granada TV); Wallander (Zodiak), The Playboy of the Western World (RTE); Doctors and Case Histories (BB) and many more. Films include No Reservations; The Damned United; Tara Road and Home for Christmas.
HOW TO BOOK
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED
Box Office: 0131 228 1404
Book Online: traversetheatre.co.uk
Dates & Times
|Mon 30 Jul||7:00pm||Archived|
|Wed 15 Aug||7:00pm||Archived|
|Fri 17 Aug||8:30pm||Archived|
|Sat 18 Aug||10:00am||Archived|
|Sun 19 Aug||12:30pm||Archived|
|Tue 21 Aug||8:15pm||Archived|
|Wed 22 Aug||10:00am||Archived|
|Thu 23 Aug||12:30pm||Archived|
|Fri 24 Aug||6:00pm||Archived|
|Sat 25 Aug||8:15pm||Archived|
|Sun 26 Aug||10:00am||Archived|
“The sheer quality of this production… simply suberb.”
“Like watching a toughened glass windscreen shatter in exquisitely slow motion”
“A play this perfect… is fortunate to have found a production that is every bit its equal.”
“It pierces through our defences.”
“A wonderful quality of stillness… I defy anyone not to cry.”
“Mesmerising and emotionally raw performances.”
“Impeccable… two master performers.”
“A picture of enduring love.”