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The Family Reunion archiveInspired by The Oresteia and written just before the outbreak of the Second World War this is a story of sin, redemption and the burden of responsibility. After eight years absence, Harry returns to the ancestral home to celebrate his mother's birthday. Tormented by a dark secret, he confides in Aunt Agatha only to discover that the family too has its own hidden demons.

Cast/Performers

Margaret Tyzack (Amy), Richard Cordery (Dr Warburton), Christopher Good (Charles), Nicholas Jones (Gerald), Cherry Morris (Ivy), Alison Reid (Denman), Bridget Turner (Violet), Zoe Waites (Mary)

Creatives/Company

Author: T S Eliot
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)
Director: Adrian Noble
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The Family Reunion

The Family Reunion (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0645965304. Details of all The Family Reunion archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S733593763

Archive Listings

23 Feb 00
to
25 Mar 00
Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London
23 Feb 00
to
4 Apr 00
The Pit, Barbican Centre
West End
Greater London

UKTW News/Reviews

News:
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User Reviews

The Daily Telegraph (11Jan01): [Adrian Noble] s cast seems curiously uneven. [Margaret Tyzack] has an august mien, but often sounds as though she has got a mouthful of humbugs. While the constant reference to the incomprehensible mystery of things becomes a bit of a bore, there s surprising self-deflationary humour here too.
The Times (11Jan01): Without the perceptions brought by [Adrian Noble] and his superb cast, the play's language might dim into quirky, murky wordplay. But what this production achieves is to turn the hero's suffering and the pervading sense of nervous alarm into an engrossing experience. [Greg Hicks]'s agonised Harry, is a charismatic figure, a study in muscular and mental tension. Standing in opposition to his fears is [Margaret Tyzack] as his mother, her voice wonderfully modulating the almost Miltonic swell of her lines, and giving a wealth of meaning to a phrase as straightforward as "Very well", after a more than usually cryptic statement from her sister ([Lynn Farleigh]). An evening rich in almost everything one asks from drama.

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