It’s cur­tain up for new sea­son with comic play

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP - STU­ART GREER

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. tick­et­ theatre

●● Scenes from Me and My Friend (above and left) which is com­ing to MADS Theatre

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