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The Actress by Peter Quilter on 16, 17 and 18th of March 2017
|Lydia Martin – The Actress||Andrea Latter|
|Katherine – her Dresser||Melissa Beacham|
|Charles – her elderly Fiance||Brian Waters|
|Harriet – her Agent||Tina Macer|
|Nicole – her Daughter||Cary Labdon|
|Paul – Nicole’s Father||Steve Taylor|
|Margaret – the Company Manager||Dawn Foyle|
The last show is always a very strange affair. It’s like a party, a great buzz of excitement. But then each actor will leave, with laughter still ringing in the air and a cheery wave. Then it stops. And as you watch each of them walk down the street, they look terribly lonely. That’s the thing about it, you see. After all the applause and elation, we walk home alone. And that’s who actors are – the happiest, saddest people you’ll ever meet’ The Actress dramatizes the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace and renew old battles.
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