Saturday, 5 April 2014

Theatre: The Visitor by Barney Norris

I found this so beautifully performed and the relationships between the four characters so real I laughed out loud and cried too. Dementia and old age are shown to be an equal struggle for the carers and the inflicted.

★★★★★ Times, Evening Standard, Stage Talk, Auditorium
★★★★ Guardian, Telegraph, Time Out, Whatsonstage, Exeunt, Fourth Wall, Islington Gazette
Nominated for Best New Play, Best Director, Best Male Performance for Robin Soans and Best Female Performance for Linda Bassett for the Offies 2014
Touring to Cheltenham Everyman, Theatre Royal Bath, Guildford Yvonne Arnaud, York Theatre Royal, Arcola Theatre London, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Oxford North Wall Arts Centre, Ipswich High School and Salisbury Playhouse
In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted? Visitors is a sharply funny love story that takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.
Featuring Linda Bassett, Simon Muller, Robin Soans and Eleanor Wyld Up In Arms present the latest collaboration between playwright Barney Norris and director Alice Hamilton 

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