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The Priory

By Michael Wynne
Directed by Michelle Airey
Assistant Director Jane Pennett
8th – 16th February 2019

Successful, stressed-out thirtysomethings in search of a good time can make for one very fearsome party...and some surprising resolutions

This play contains adult language (more information here)

Unexpected guests, emotional misalliances and even a whiff of country-house horror – playwright Michael Wynne renders them into a neat tragicomedy that’s almost a guilty pleasure.

With the spirit of success and the spectre of failure hanging over the New Year’s Eve celebrations of a group of media-type old friends teetering on the edges of early mid-life crisis, the effect is like watching a stage version of Thirtysomething, albeit with bigger laughs.

Following her split from her boyfriend, Kate decides to invite a group of her closest friends to a renovated and supposedly haunted priory, for a New Year’s Eve party. However, as the drinks and drugs start to flow, personal revelations begin to emerge leading to near tragedy and a fraught morning after…

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CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Directed by
Michelle Airey
Assistant Director
Jane Pennett

CREATIVE TEAM

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Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
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This play contains adult language (more information here)

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