“Colder Than Here” – 16th to 21st September 2019

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Meet the Cast – From Left to Right: Alix Kelman as Jenna, Ray Virr as Alec, Helen Ballard as Myra and Helen Bowhay as Harriet (Photographer: Jules Allen of Jallen Photography)

 

The Exmouth Players present “Colder Than Here”, a black comedy, by Laura Wade at The Blackmore Theatre, Bicton Street, Exmouth, on the following dates and times:

  • Monday 16th to Friday 20th September 2019 at 7.30pm; and
  • Saturday 21st September – Matinee Performance (only) at 2.30pm.
A quiet moment as the family pause for thought. (Jules Allen of Jallen Photography)

Synopsis:

Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying, but in the meantime life goes on.  There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned.  As a mother researches burial spots and biodegradable coffins, her family are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to an unpredictable future.

Despite what is facing the family, there can certainly be happy moments as is evident here.

Director’s Notes

Terminal illness is not an easy subject but the writer of this play takes us down the path, with wit and insight, as one family tries to come to terms with the inevitable. Myra is determined to find a suitable site as her resting place and organise her own funeral.  This four-hander is completed by the daughters who, as in many families are chalk and cheese and, with their father’s own determination to ignore what is really happening (as well as his eventual castigation of the company who seem completely incapable of mending  his boiler), create their own dramas, pathos and amusement for audience enjoyment.  This play can make you laugh out loud as well as bring a tear to the eye.

In Support of FORCE Cancer Charity

Naturally, there can be pause for thought moments.

 

Cast:

Myra (Mother)                       –          Helen Ballard

Alec (Husband & Father)      –          Ray Virr

Jenna (Daughter)                 –          Alix Kelman

Harriet (Daughter)                –          Helen Bowhay

It’s time for a picnic – good to know no-one forgot the bottle.
What can the two sisters be talking about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets:

Adults – £10

Under 16’s – £6

Buy a group booking of 10 tickets and get one ticket free.

Coach parties are welcome.

Please call Ticket Line 07484 509514 to book now.

 

This amateur production of “Colder Than Here” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

 

Reviews

Laura Wade may possibly be best known for “Tipping the Velvet”.  “Colder Than Here”, her beautifully poised family drama, was first performed at the Soho Theatre, London, in 2005, with the following reviews:

“Laura Wade’s play is a 90-minute masterpiece, a jewel, dark but translucent.” – John Peter of the Sunday Times

“Wade’s original and beautifully observed play balances raw emotion with a deliciously delicate black humour.” – Aleks Sierz of The Stage

 

Please keep checking in on the page from time to time which will be updated as soon as further information is released.

Events

September 16, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
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September 17, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
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September 18, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
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September 19, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
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September 20, 2019
7:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
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September 21, 2019
2:30 pm
The Blackmore Theatre
Exmouth
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