18 – 23 May 2010
The Old Market, Brighton Festival
In a bed and breakfast on the Brighton sea front at the end of summer nine people’s lives dance around the possibility and impossibility of love. Claire needs more money than she’s ever owned. Christopher needs to see her one more time. Michael needs to tell Alison a truth he couldn’t dare utter. Alison needs to never hear it. Gary and Ellie need one night alone. Archie needs to save some poor sod’s life. Sally needs to get out of town, and Steve, who owns the whole desperate place to begin with, needs to tell her he loves her.
Christopher - Arthur Darvill
Claire - Laura Elphinstone
Steve - Lee Ross
Alison - Thusitha Jayasundera
Archie - Jeff Rawle
Ellie - Cynthia Erivo
Sally - Kate O'Flynn
Michael - Michael Gould
Gary - Gareth Derrick
Writer - Simon Stephens
Director - Jo McInnes
Designer - Tom Hadley
Lighting Designer - Nick Simmons
Sound Designer - Thor McIntyre-Burnie
Producers - ETT, Animalink & Yes/No Productions
Simon Stephens has emerged in this millennium as an outstanding playwright.
This well-acted piece is likely to linger in the memory.