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Absent Friends archiveSummer 1974. A well-intentioned tea party descends into chaos. Wealthy, unfulfilled housewife Diana arranges a gathering of old friends to cheer up bereaved Colin, whose fianc?e drowned a few months earlier. Paul, her bullying, self-absorbed husband, has recently had a brief affair with Evelyn, the glamorous, young wife of his friend and incompetent business associate, John. The get-together is completed by long-suffering Marge, who has left her hypochondriac spouse ailing at home. Preparations for the party commence, sparking tensions and opening old wounds. As lingering resentments and deep-rooted jealousies surface, an unexpectedly cheerful Colin wanders into the mayhem.

Cast/Performers

Ashley Cook (Colin), John Dorney (John), Kevin Drury (Paul), Catherine Harvey (Diana), Kathryn Ritchie (Evelyn), Alice Selwyn (Marge), Susie Emmett

Creatives/Company

Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Company: London Classic Theatre
Director: Michael Cabot
Design: Simon Kenny
Lighting: Andy Grange
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Absent Friends

Absent Friends (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01333171015. Details of all Absent Friends archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2157

Archive Listings

19 Nov 15
to
21 Nov 15
The Playhouse
Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset
16 Nov 15
to
18 Nov 15
Royal Spa Centre
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
9 Nov 15
to
14 Nov 15
New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich
Suffolk
5 Nov 15
to
7 Nov 15
Beck Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
3 Nov 15
to
4 Nov 15
Grove Theatre
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
27 Oct 15
to
31 Oct 15
Grand Theatre
Swansea
Glamorgan
23 Oct 15
to
24 Oct 15
Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Hexham
Northumberland
19 Oct 15
to
21 Oct 15
Princess Theatre
Torquay
Devon
15 Oct 15
to
17 Oct 15
Playhouse
Norwich
Norfolk
13 Oct 15
to
14 Oct 15
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre
Bracknell
Berkshire
6 Oct 15
to
10 Oct 15
Theatre Royal
Windsor
Berkshire
28 Sep 15
to
3 Oct 15
Everyman Palace Theatre
Cork
Ireland
21 Sep 15
to
26 Sep 15
Old Rep
Birmingham
West Midlands
17 Sep 15
to
19 Sep 15
White Rock Theatre
Hastings
East Sussex
15 Sep 15
to
16 Sep 15
Octagon Theatre
Yeovil
Somerset
10 Sep 15
to
12 Sep 15
Millfield Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
8 Sep 15
to
9 Sep 15
Towngate Theatre
Basildon
Essex
3 Sep 15
to
5 Sep 15
Theatre Severn
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
1 Sep 15
to
2 Sep 15
Gala Theatre
Durham
County Durham
26 Aug 15
to
29 Aug 15
Dundee Repertory Theatre
Dundee
Dundee
19 Aug 15
to
22 Aug 15
Malvern Theatres
Malvern
Worcestershire

UKTW News/Reviews

Absent Friends review
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