The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Year of Magical Thinking

13th March 2011 at 20:00:00

A dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion’s Pulitzer Prize winning memoir, this hour long play will be performed by Jo Davies as a reading, carefully rehearsed by Jo and Sylvia Pepper.

It is the remarkable story of one woman’s journey through grief in the year which followed the sudden loss of her husband of forty years and their only child.

‘Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. We might expect to feel shock, to be crazy with loss… but we don’t expect to be literally crazy – cool customers who believe that their husband is about to return and need his shoes…’

This is an honest, fiercely intelligent, courageous and occasionally funny exploration of loss. Put the date in your diary now. Don’t miss it!

For more details, phone Sylvia Pepper on 01707 266688


Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase



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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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