by Terence Rattigan, directed by Muriel Kidd
Rattigan’s exquisitely crafted piece is set in a bleak 1951 London. Six years have passed since the end of World War II, but in England it is still a chill age of austerity and ration books, and a cold climate for love.
Hester Collyer is emotionally desperate having left her husband for a semi-alcoholic ex-RAF pilot whose ardour has cooled. She loves him but cannot live with him, unlike her husband whom she can live with but cannot love.
An attempted suicide fails and she wrestles with her inner turmoil.
Hester Collyer Claire Morris
Mrs Elton Sandie Campbell
Philip Welch James Mercer
Ann Welch Nicola Bull
Mr Miller Tony Skeggs
William Collyer Paul Marshall
Freddie Page Matthew Eades
Jackie Jackson Richard Webb