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Things Might Change or Cease

Linda Marshall Griffiths's King Lear-inspired drama follows three estranged sisters on a journey to find their father who disappeared 37 years earlier.

When Maggie sees an illusionist on television she becomes convinced that he is her half-brother and that through him she and her sisters Lena and Nell will finally find the father, Austin Birtwhistle, who walked out on them 37 years before.

Linda Marshall Griffiths' original play explores illusion and disillusion, the boundaries of love and the extremes of grief as a family, fractured by abandonment, tread the emotional hinterland of reconciliation. Echoing Shakespeare's King Lear, we see Austin, an old man, raving on Brighton Beach, as he wanders through the gaps in his own life, conjuring all the things he left behind.
Maggie ..... Julia Ford
Lena ..... Deborah McAndrew
Nell ..... Jo Hartley
Ivan ..... Tom Rolinson
Austin ..... Oliver Cotton
Charlie ..... Ifan Meredith
Tom ..... Jake Norton
Terry/Dave ..... Russell Richardson

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Featuring music from 'Infra' composed by Max Richter.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Aug 2016 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Linda Marshall Griffiths
Maggie Julia Ford
Lena Deborah McAndrew
Nell Jo Hartley
Ivan Tom Rolinson
Austin Oliver Cotton
Charlie Ifan Meredith
Tom Jake Norton
Terry/Dave Russell Richardson
Director Nadia Molinari
Composer Max Richter

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