Daphne, Tommy, The Colonel and Phil


A madcap domestic farce about an aged couple who discover that their seemingly perfect marriage is not all it appears to be. As a turbulent past crashes in on them, long-buried secrets turn into imminent danger. But can love conquer all?
Daphne, Tommy, The Colonel and Phil at The Union Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: The Union Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 23 July 2019
Closes: Saturday 3 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Starring David Henry (The Madness of George III dir. Nick Hytner, Mary Poppins dir. Richard Eyre) and Clifford Hume (Misalliance dir. Nick Reed, Aladdin dir. David Kemp).


The first full-length play for the London stage by writer-director Edwin Ashcroft, whose previous directorial credits include the UK and London premieres of Jon Fosse's Over There, and Nineteen Ninety-Two by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee.


Synopsis


This brilliantly fresh, hilariously surreal new comedy is a madcap domestic farce about an aged couple who discover that their seemingly perfect marriage is not all it appears to be.


As a turbulent past crashes in on them, long-buried secrets turn into imminent danger.


But can love conquer all?


In a peaceful rural backwater, the irrepressible Daphne and decorated military man Tommy have been blissfully married for sixty-six idyllic years.


But recently something's been troubling Tommy: a terrible secret.


For decades he's been haunted by the memories of a black ops mission gone-wrong during the Korean War, and the fallout from one fatal night is finally catching up with him.


With marital bliss on a collision course with the fast-approaching shadows of the past - and with decades of untruths unravelling - perils loom and chaos reigns.


Meanwhile, Daphne's got a secret of her own.


Quite a big one ...


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Theatre


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Postal address:
229 Union Street
London SE1 0LR

Box office tel: 020 7261 9876

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 23 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 3 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£20

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Cast


David Henry

Clifford Hume


Creatives


Author: Edwin Ashcroft
Director: Edwin Ashcroft

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