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Dolly West's Kitchen archiveBuncrana, Donegal, 1944: while Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Ireland remains steadfastly neutral - or as neutral as the widespread anti-English inclinations will allow. But in the West household, neutrality is about to get the elbow... Rima West, the elderly matriarch, is wise, mischievous and incorrigible. She thinks it does folk good, every so often, to let a bit of 'badness' into a house. And God knows, her three grown-up children certainly need something to turn their lives around. Ester, the eldest, has grown bitter locked in a sterile marriage to the undemonstrative Ned. Her youngest, Justin, is a priggish Irish army officer, who nurses a fervent hope that the Germans will win the war. Her middle child, Dolly, once a restaurateur in Italy, now presides over the kitchen of Rima's house by the sea, her life empty of love. Over the border in Derry, the Allies prepare for the invasion of France. Among them is Dolly's former lover, Alec, an Englishman now serving in the British army. So Rima invites Alec and a couple of GIs - one quiet, handsome and polite, the other, the campest infantryman in the US Army - to dinner. And when the soldiers of three different armies collide with the West clan at Dolly's kitchen table , a whole new front opens up...

Creatives/Company

Author: Frank McGuinness

Archive listings for Dolly West's Kitchen

Work type: Play.

T01186981058

Presented byManchester School of Theatre.
1 Dec 16 to 3 Dec 16Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L483378001

T1870640617

Company Birmingham School of Acting.
24 May 12 to 26 May 12Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham :: V0812942011
listing details L0205658488

T01259838892

Producer Martello Productions.
29 May 09Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield :: V979
listing details L0741328257

T141745848

Producer Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Director Suzy Catliff. Design Enid Strutt. Performer Lucy Brooke-Saunders. Performer James Byron-Daniels. Performer Mark Collier. Performer Rachael Elizabeth. Performer Kasia Halpin. Performer Scott Hudson. Performer Henry Maynard. Performer Fflur Medi Owen. Performer Patrick Rowe.
18 May 06 to 27 May 06Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
listing details L243870451

T1504040499

This production contains explicit language and scenes of an adult nature.Producer Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
3 Aug 05 to 19 Oct 05Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
listing details L1576431674

T01222749342

Producer Questors Theatre.
21 May 05 to 28 May 05Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
listing details L1682339461

T1905946945

Company Tower Theatre. Director Zizi Sulin.
14 Oct 03 to 31 Oct 03Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L0412467648

T05396390

Producer Haymarket Leicester. Director Paul Kerryson. Design Adrian Rees. Lighting Chris Ellis. Performer Aislinn Mangan (Dolly West). Performer Ann Rye (Rima). Performer Jonjo O'Neill. Performer Chook Sibtain.
1 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Haymarket Theatre, Leicester :: V431
listing details L02025688483

T01854512585

Management: [Criterion Productions plc], [Guy Chapman], [Sarah Earl], [Mark Goucher] and [The Viertel/Routh/Frankel/Baurch Group]Company Abbey Theatre Dublin. Director Patrick Mason. Design Joe Vanek. Lighting Nick Chelton. Performer Donna Dent. Performer Pauline Flanagan. Performer Catherine Byrne. Performer Simon O'Gorman. Performer Michael Colgan. Performer Lucianne McEvoy. Performer Harry Carnahan. Performer Perry Laylor Ojeda. Performer Steven Pacey. Producer Criterion Productions plc. Producer Guy Chapman. Producer Sarah Earl. Producer Mark Goucher. Producer The Viertel / Routh / Frankel / Baurch Group.
9 May 00 to 29 Jul 00Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L1711674062
9 May 00 to 5 Aug 00The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
listing details L0518661802

T02039390024

Director Patrick Mason. Design Joe Vanek. Lighting Nick Chelton. Performer Catherine Byrne. Performer Anthony Calf. Performer Harry Carnahan. Performer Michael Colgan. Performer Donna Dent. Performer Pauline Flanagan. Performer Lucianne McEvoy. Performer Simon O;Gorman. Performer Perry Ojeda.
1 Oct 99 to 20 Nov 99The Abbey Theatre, Dublin :: V01247620447
listing details L01422523910

Other listings

26 Mar 04 to 2 Apr 04Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (WCMD)/Raymond Edwards Building/Anthony Hopkins Centre, Cardiff :: V01146970443
listing details L981152981

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