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Closed 10 Apr 2021
Image courtesy The Maltings Theatre
Harry feels like life is beginning to tick down, his autumn years spent quietly caring for the community he loves.
Denise thinks life begins in retirement and she's dancing like she's still at high school.
When their paths cross at the village hall, their understanding of the time they have left changes irrevocably.
What do community, growing old, and falling in love really mean? And who gets to decide anyway?
Trestle is a warm hearted, funny and moving look at two retired people brought together each week as they fold away a trestle table in their community hall.
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Age suitability: Not available
Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize, the play premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London in 2017 and now comes to The Maltings Theatre under the direction of Off West End Award winner Matthew Parker who returns to direct for OVO following his ★★★★★ debut with Henry V.
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Performance days & times
Saturday 27th March at 7.30pm
Recording available to stream:
Sunday 28th March to Saturday 10th April
Jilly Bond - Denise
Chris Pickles - Harry
Author: Stewart Pringle
Director: Matthew Parker
Set designer: Simon Nicholas
Costume designer: Delga Martineau
Lighting: Adam Bottomley