Future Productions

21st – 23rd February 2019: That Good Night by N J Crisp

The play premiered in 1996 with Donald Sinden playing the lead, receiving ecstatic reviews. The acclaimed film was released in 2017 starring Sir John Hurt. Sadly this was to be his final film before he died. The title is taken from a Dylan Thomas poem:

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

It’s a romantic drama at a beautiful villa set in Italian countryside near Rome. The four characters are Ralph a man in his seventies coming to terms with illness, Anna his devoted younger wife, Michael his long-abandoned son, and Michael’s girlfriend Debbie. It’s a story about family relationships, love and forgiveness – as well as the surprises that unfold when Ralph acts on secret thoughts to protect his loved ones.

Ralph – Malcolm Hobbs
Anna – Sarah Brindley
Michael – Steve Leadbetter
Debbie – Julie Gough
The Visitor – Bruce King

May 2018: The Herd by Rory Kinnear