David Storey's Home to Be Revived at London's Arcola Theatre to Celebrate Playwright's 80th Birthday
17 Sep 2013
David Storey's play Home, which premiered at the Royal Court in 1970 in a production that starred John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson and subsequently transferred to Broadway's Morosco Theatre the same year, is to be revived at London's Arcola Theatre, to mark the playwright's 80th birthday that took place in July.
It will begin performances at North London's Arcola Theatre Oct. 23, prior to an official opening Oct. 28, for a run through Nov. 23.
Amelai Sears will direct a cast that will feature Paul Copley, Jack Shepherd, Tessa Peake-Jones, Linda Broughton and Joseph Arkley.
In the play, "five apparently unrelated characters meet in a seemingly insignificant garden, as the autumnal sun shines over head and everybody waits for rain. What they discuss is superficially anything that can pass the time. What is portrayed is the very essence of England, Englishness, class, unfulfilled ambition, loves lost, and homes that no longer exist."
The production is designed by Naomi Dawson, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound by Tom Gibbons. It is produced by SEArED, founded in 2010 by actor Alex Waldmann.
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