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 Robert Lindsay (Archie Rice), Pam Ferris (Archie's wife), Emma Cunniffe, David Dawson, David Baron.
Author John Osborne. Corporate Sponsor Morgan Stanley. Director Sean Holmes. Design Anthony Lamble. Lighting Peter Mumford. Music John Addison. Music Steven Edis (arrangements and additional music). Choreographer Paul Harris. Sound Fergus O'Hare.