VenueVaudeville Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From27th March 2000
Opened3rd April 2000
To13th May 2000
When20:00, Wed/Sat Mats 15:00
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Unexpected near death, Professor Vivian Bearing must urgently come to terms with life. To cope with intensive chemotherapy, Bearing will need everything she has learned as professor of John Donne's metaphysical sonnets - and more. Wit is a verbal feast: funny and frightening, cerebral and simple. Poetic, wrenching, exuberant, witty. A Pulitzer Prize winning play.
Author Margaret Edson

Archive :: production:T284168759, play:S2107933390, venue:V417

Production details

Kathleen Chalfant recreates the role of Vivian Bearing Ph.D. which she played to great acclaim in both New York and Los Angeles. Leigh Silverman recreates the directing of Derek Anson Jones who died since the American premiere of this play. The play opened in New York in September 1998.


Director Leigh Silverman
Design Myung Hee Cho
Lighting Michael Chybowski
Sound David Van Tieghem
Costume Ilona Somogyi
Performer Kathleen Chalfant (Vivian Bearing)
Performer Jaye Griffiths (Susie Monahan)
Performer Ed Stoppard (Jason Posner)
Performer Malcolm Tierney (Harvey Kelekian/Mr Bearing)
Performer Irene Sutcliffe (E M Ashford)
Performer Keiron Crook (Lab Technician/Student)
Performer Oliver Holland (Lab Technician/Student)
Performer Michelle Joseph (Lab Technician/Student)
Performer Seana Montague (Lab Technician/Student)

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