David Storey’s play, premiered at the Royal Court in 1969, centres on three brothers – Andrew, Colin and Steven – who return home to their Northern roots for a family reunion. Although they’ve returned to celebrate, the complexities of family life and long-held grievances make a decent party unlikely.
After a clash of dates (See News, 2 Jul 2007), the opening night was moved from 12 to 16 July (previews from 5 July). The production at the West End's Duke of York’s Theatre is directed by Anna Mackmin. The cast also includes Lynda Baron, Gareth Farr, Dearbhla Molloy and Ciaran McIntyre. The production is presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, and continues its limited season until 15 September 2007.
Photos: Manuel Harlen