Tour synopsis, cast & creatives
A proud past, a shabby present, an uncertain future: the state of the nation in 1956 perhaps, but also the state of the Rice family in a run-down seaside resort, where Archie is fronting a strip-show in a seedy theatre. Ever the entertainer, he carries on joking, dancing, singing - increasingly dead behind the eyes. This is a modern classic: it is a play about the state of the nation, but it is also a play which is vaudeville: funny, sleazy, sentimental in turn, after turn, after turn.Performers Shane Richie (Archie Rice), Sara Crowe (Phoebe Rice), Diana Vickers (Jean).
Author John Osborne. Producer Curve. Producer Anthology Theatre. Producer Simon Friend Entertainment. Director Sean O'Connor.