A VOYAGE ROUND MY FATHER

24-28TH JANUARY, 2012

AUTHOR JOHN MORTIMER

DIRECTOR NIALL CLINTON

AT THE DRUM THEATRE, THE THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH

DATES TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY TO

SATURDAY 28TH JANUARY, 2012

TIMES 7:45PM WITH A

MATINEE AT ON SATURDAY AT 2:45PM

THE PLAY

Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey (1978), writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father and son in mid twentieth century Britain. Screen legend Sir Laurence Olivier stars as the eccentric patriarch, a blind barrister so stubborn and cantankerous that he refuses to acknowledge his sightlessness. Sir Alan Bates (Gosford Park (2001)) portrays his devoted son, who follows his father's footsteps in the law while longing to become a writer, with Jane Asher (Brideshead Revisited (1981)) as his wife. Adapted for the screen by Mortimer and filmed largely on-location at his family estate in bucolic Oxfordshire, this production garnered multiple awards, including an International Emmy for best drama. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, it captures the special bond between father and son, which at times seems unbearable, but ultimately unbreakable.

(taken from IMDb)

THE CAST

PART

PLAYED BY

Father

Son

Mother

Son (boy)

Iris

Ringer Lean

Headmaster

Matron (Matey)

Japhet

Ham

Reigate

Mrs Reigate

Miss Cox

Miss Baker

Radio Voice

Bousted

Thong

First Judge

Doris

Sparks

Film Director

First ATS

Second ATS

Elizabeth

George

Social Worker

Mr Morrow

Witness

Second Judge

Boy 1

Boy 2

Girl

Doctor

Trevor Hampton

Noel Preston-Jones

Doreen Sutton

Daniel Teague

Emily Harry

Rob Howard

George Sutton

Elary Chetwynd

Geoff Strickland

James Dobinson

Elliot Reed

Debbie Temple

Debbie Temple

Sally Buswell

Elary Chetwynd

James Dobinson

Geoff Strickland

Rob Howard

Ruth Thomas

George Sutton

Sally Buswell

Elary Chetwynd

Catherine Teague

Helen Scott

George Sutton

Ruth Thomas

Rob Howard

Debbie Temple

Geoff Strickland

Daniel Teague

Elliot Reed

Emily Harry

Geoff Strickland

 
 
 
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