Curtains archiveIt is Ida's eighty-sixth birthday - a milestone she would rather not have reached. Her family has gathered to celebrate with a birthday tea. After tea is cleared the family disperse leaving Katherine remembering a pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age. She helps her out of her misery and into the next world. Returning to find a mercy-killer in the house the family proceed to reveal a panorama of English more at their hilarious worst. This triple award-winning play was presented at London's Whitehall Theatre.


Author: Stephen Bill
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Archive listings for Curtains

Work type: Play.


Presented byRose Theatre Kingston. Director Lindsay Posner. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Paul Pyant. Music Isobel Waller-Bridge. Sound Isobel Waller-Bridge. Director Ginny Schiller (casting director). Performer Leo Bill (Michael). Performer Caroline Catz (Susan). Performer Jonathan Coy (Geofrey). Performer Tim Dutton (Douglas). Performer Wendy Nottingham (Margaret). Performer Saskia Reeves (Katherine). Performer Sandra Voe (Ida). Performer Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson).
22 Feb 18 to 17 Mar 18Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L01967856251
22 Feb 18 to 17 Mar 18Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston :: V051452426
listing details L0443105514


Company Hutton Players.
8 May 03 to 10 May 03Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
listing details L800471116


Company The New Tudor Players.
11 Oct 00 to 14 Oct 00Cryer Arts (formerly Charles Cryer Studio Theatre), Outer London :: V293
listing details L01273311797

© Dynamic Listing Ltd, UK
Listings powered by Dynamic Listing Ltd
Multidomain certificate installed