CORONAVIRUS: currently, all theatres and related venues are closed. Shows are either being cancelled, postponed or rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with all the changes. There are currently few changes after May 2020 and many shows that were due for April have been pushed back towards the end of Autumn. Pantomimes are looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
Originally written for Sir Ralph Richardson, Early Days is an intrinsically poignant lament on loneliness and abandonment. Desolate yet full of gentle humour, the play is an astute study on the realizations of old age by one of England's greatest contemporary writers, David Storey. Kitchen, a retired MP, is placed in the care of his daughter and son-in-law for his own safety. Paranoia and fear set in as his isolation forces him to reflect on his life, the passing of time, loss and remembered love. All the while his family and the people around him lose patience and faith in his ability to speak truth. Celebrating the 80th birthday of playwright and novelist David Storey, the first London production in over 30 years - and the first production in London since the original National Theatre production. Performers Abigail Bond, Andrew Glen, Max Gold, Toby Manley, Andrew McDonald, Simon Molloy, And Emmy, Hannah Taylor Gordon. AuthorDavid Storey.Presented byFive Wits (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre).DirectorTim Newns.LightingWilliam Ingham.SoundChris Barlow.CostumeClare Amos.