by Howard Barker

directed by Moyra Allen

Presented as a Double Bill together with
The Good and Faithful Servant at the

Maskers' Studio Theatre


Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th October 2004

The play is set in the 1960's, and revolves around two layabouts whose thoughts rarely travel above their belts. Laurie blames his dying father for his poor prospects in life, eventually falling for a neighbour whom he dupes into sleeping with him, only to be rebuffed on discovery of his deceit. Bill, very much the follower, alienates himself by getting a job and makes a play for Laurie's still very attractive mother. Laurie, now alone, finds solace in his rekindled affection for his father.

Laurie Matt Avery
Bill Paul Mills
Shirley Rachel Thomas
Mum (Muriel) Lyn Austin
Dad Graham Buchanan
Janice Joanna Iacovou
U.S. Officer Richard Hackett
Woman Silvia Bowers
Schoolgirl Joanna Iacovou
For the Maskers
Stage Manager Dave Collis
Set Construction Ken Hann and Graham Buchanan
Production Manager Christine Baker
Production Assistant Richard Hackett
Lighting Nathan Weeks
Sound Laurie Gee and Geoff Grandy
Properties Ella Lockett and Gill Buchanan
Photography Clive Weeks



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