Curtains


Ida's family is throwing her a tea party for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long.
Curtains at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Image: Rose Theatre Kingston


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Rose Theatre Kingston
Started: Thursday 22 February 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 March 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Last performed in 1987, Curtains won Stephen Bill the London Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.


The play is directed by the Royal Court's former Associate Director, Lindsay Posner, whose theatre credits include Abigail's Party, The End of Longing, Hay Fever and Relatively Speaking.


Synopsis


Ida's family is throwing her a tea party for her eighty-sixth birthday.


Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate.


Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long.


As the rather laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years.


Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to even recognise her.


As the party comes to an end, the family disperse leaving Katherine remembering the pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age …


When the family returns, old prejudices and rivalries are forced into the open in a hilariously painful and moving picture of a family in turmoil.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24-26 High Street
Kingston KT1 1HL

Box office tel: 020 8174 0090

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 22 February 2018

Press night:Wednesday 28 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£12, £22, £32, £40

Standard:
£17, £27, £37, £45

Concessions:
£12, £22, £32, £40

Cast


Leo Bill - Michael

Jonathan Coy - Geoffrey

Caroline Catz - Susan

Tim Dutton - Douglas

Wendy Nottingham - Margaret

Saskia Reeves - Katherine

Sandra Voe - Ida

Marjorie Yates - Mrs Jackson


Creatives


Author: Stephen Bill
Composer: Isobel Waller-Bridge
Director: Lindsay Posner
Designer: Peter McKintosh
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Sound: Isobel Waller-Bridge

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