Have you ever been to a party and wished you hadn’t?
Desperately devoted wife Diana invites old friends round for tea to try and cheer up recently bereaved Colin. But Colin seems quite happy with his memories whilst the cracks are beginning to show in those around him.
Tea and sympathy turns into trauma as his friends reveal themselves to be shopaholics, hypochondriacs and serial adulterers in this brilliantly cutting comedy of embarrassment.
“nice to sit with your friends now and again, nice” says Marge.
Acclaimed by the Sunday Times as “Mr Ayckbourn’s finest play” it does what he does best – holds up a mirror to everyday life and makes us laugh at what we see.
Early booking is recommended.
Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval
Please note: This production contains smoking.
|Thu 23 Feb||7:30pm||£9.50|
|Fri 24 Feb||7:30pm||£9.50|
|Sat 25 Feb||7:30pm||£12 - £21|
|Mon 27 Feb||7:30pm||Pay What you Can||£9.50 - £15|
|Tue 28 Feb||7:30pm||£9.50 - £15|
|Wed 29 Feb||7:30pm||Talk Back||£11 - £17.50|
|Thu 1 Mar||2:00pm||£11 - £17.50|
|Thu 1 Mar||7:30pm||£11 - £17.50|
|Fri 2 Mar||8:00pm||£12 - £21|
|Sat 3 Mar||2:30pm||£11 - £17.50|
|Sat 3 Mar||7:30pm||£12 - £21|
|Mon 5 Mar||7:30pm||£9.50 - £15|
|Tue 6 Mar||7:30pm||Caption Performance||£9.50 - £15|
|Wed 7 Mar||7:30pm||£11 - £17.50|
|Thu 8 Mar||7:30pm||£11 - £17.50|
|Fri 9 Mar||7:30pm||£12 - £21|
|Sat 10 Mar||2:30pm||Audio Description||£11 - £17.50|
|Sat 10 Mar||7:30pm||£12 - £21|
impressive… sure to play to packed houses
— This is Total Essex:http
very, very funny
— Colchester Gazette
Absent Friends proceeds at a spanking pace as two marriages unravel in front of us *****
- Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT