By David Hare. Directed by Jon Clark.
Love without conditions is Amy’s belief; a conviction with which Esme, her mother, a leading actress, committed to the memory of her dead artist husband, cannot come to terms.
However, over a period of sixteen years, through her experiences, it is a view Esme finally comes to understand.
The play is set in Esme’s house near Pangbourne and a London theatre dressing room.
Act I is set in 1979; Act II is set in 1985.
Esme Allen Nikki Packham
Frank Oddie Ray Harris
Amy Thomas Susan Adam
Dominic Tyghe Howard James
Evelyn Thomas Penny Vetterlein
Toby Cole Ian-Paul Munday
Lighting David Hart
Sound Ian James
Set design Adrian Pope
Stage Manager Sally Guttridge
ASM Kelly Dibley
Lighting Asst Gemma Betteley
Sound Asst Stuart Scott
Set construction Bernard Hemsley, Robin Kirby, Adrian Pope
Set décor Adrian Pope
Bernard Thomas’s paintings Caroline Fuller
Props Ann Herbert & Nina James
Wardrobe Rene Hughes
Make-up Penny Vetterlein, Lorette Neville
Prompt Janet Clark
Children’s voices Hannah & Michael Noble
House Manager Maurice Uzzell
Refreshments Pat King
Raffle Joy Judd
Box Office Margaret Uzzell
Poster design Adrian Pope
Programme editor Maurice Uzzell
Programme design Graham Copeland