Twenty-five years after graduation, six former students return to their university college for a reunion dinner. Locked in college for the night, the graduates begin to relive their youth, with all its chaotic friendships and feuds.
David Haig gives a “career-defining” (according to What’s On Stage magazine columnist and Guardian critic Michael Billington) performance as trouser-dropping MP Headingly. The other remaining original cast members are Michael Simkins (Buckle), Jonathan Coy (Tate), Edward Petherbridge (Sydney Birkett) and Chris Moran (Bill Taylor).
Janie Dee took over from Samantha Bond as Lady Driver, Karl Theobald from Mark Addy as Snell, Hamish Clark from James Dreyfus as Quine, and Paul Raffield from Michael Fitzgerald as Sainsbury. The production is designed by Peter McKintosh with lighting by Howard Harrison. It’s presented in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Tulbart Productions, Michael Linnit, Lee Menzies, TEG Productions and Boyett Ostar Productions.
Discussions are currently underway for a Broadway transfer of Donkeys' Years. No further productions have yet been announced for the Comedy Theatre.
- by Terri Paddock