It’s curtain up for new season with comic play
ATOUCHING tragicomedy will open MADS Theatre’s new season.
Me And My Friend by Gillian Plowman will run at the Little Theatre on Lord Street from September 21 to 26.
The play explores the relationship between two odd couples thrown prematurely out of psychiatric hospital and into the community.
In the downstairs flat are Oz (Robert Copeland), who has never recovered from his mother’s death, and Bunny (Keith Oldham), whose workaholism led to estrangement from his wife.
Upstairs are Robin (Elizabeth Bloor), a middle-class housewife who is unable to recover from a personal tragedy, and Julia (Becky Thomas) whose obsessive thoughts of men drew her into prostitution.
The play, described by critics as hilarious and heart-breaking, won the 1988 Verity Bargate Award.
It is directed by MADS veteran actress Christina Knowles in her directorial debut.
MADS theatre will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of being at the Little Theatre on Lord Street on opening night.
Tickets are £7-£9 from 01625 611974 or www. ticketsource.co.uk/mads theatre
●● Scenes from Me and My Friend (above and left) which is coming to MADS Theatre