Whatsonstage.com TV was on hand at the theatre to talk to the Hamiltons and other theatregoers, before heading to the post-show party at Teatro, Shaftesbury Avenue to catch up with members of the cast.
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Donkeys' Years takes place 25 years after graduation when six former students return to their university college for a reunion dinner. While their lives may have had varying degrees of success, all are connected by a common past. Locked in college for the night, the graduates begin to relive their youth, with all its chaotic friendships and feuds.
During the weekend’s antics, a cabinet minister (David Haig) attempts to cover up a possible career-ending scandal, a priest (Michael Fitzgerald) becomes a nun and the master’s wife (Samantha Bond) may – or may not – have been murdered. The Donkeys' Years company also comprises Mark Addy, James Dreyfus, Edward Petherbridge, Michael Simkins, Jonathan Coy and Chris Moran.
- by Terri Paddock