The Bespoke Overcoat
T387323022The Bespoke Overcoat
is an unconventional love story - the love of one old friend for another. Set in 1950s in East End of London. Fender, a clerk in a clothing business, is short of food, suffers bitterly from the cold and is unable to afford one of the coats sold by his boss, Ranting. So he asks Morry, his friend the tailor, to repair his old one. Morry believes that the coat is so far gone as to be irreparable, persuades Fender to let him make a bespoke overcoat at cost price. Against the odds of old age, ill-health and fast-developing commercialism, will Morry get the coat done in time? Based on Nikolai Gogol’s classic short story "The Overcoat", Wolf Mankowitz adapted it into a play in 1953 and later made into a short film which won an Academy Award.
Archive :: production:T387323022, play:S02092953073, venue:V1087
Acton Community Theatre, 33-35 Acton Hight Street, W3 6ND