The play, directed by Almeida artistic director Michael Attenborough, centres on the McKenna family, who convene at their remote west of Ireland holiday home to mark the 21st birthday of their late son Gene. Eccentric cousin Bridget appears, invites herself in for cake, and makes ready to expose a family secret.
Staunton and Atkins are joined in the cast by Ian McElhinney, Elaine Cassidy and Aidan McArdle. The premiere production is directed by Almeida artist director Michael Attenborough and designed by Robert Jones with lighting by Paul Pyant and sound by Paul Arditti. It continues its limited season until 3 March 2007.
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For last night’s 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for the post-show party at the Almeida, along with the author, director, members of the company and other first night guests including Richard Wilson, Jim Carter (husband of Imelda Staunton), Matthew Marsh, Ray Fearon, Antony Sher, Gregory Doran, Jenny Jules, Charlie Condou, Orlando Seale and Indhu Rubasingham.
- by Terri Paddock