After Electra

 

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by

April de Angelis

About

I blame the books they learned to read with; Daddy at the office, Mummy looking out of the window while she’s washing up. I should have burnt them.

It’s Virgie’s birthday and, as she turns 81, she is bucking convention with a very surprising trick up her sleeve. But always a more committed artist than mother, Virgie has not reckoned on her family and friends’ determination to thwart her distinctly unusual birthday plans.

Will her loved ones consent to her last wish, or could the secrets of their past stand in the way?

April De Angelis’ After Electra is a deeply moving and blisteringly witty black comedy that that re-imagines the meaning of family and explores how the choices we make can change our lives forever.

Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 12th March to Saturday 28th March 2015

Tricycle Theatre, London
Tuesday 7th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015

Reviews

“Director Samuel West paces the piece beautifully with excellent timing and delivery, balancing laugh-out-loud wit and comedy with passionate declamation and pathos”
WhatsOnStage

"This superb company ensure we feel an appreciation and compassion for the characters right from the start… productions like this do not come along every day."
Plymouth Herald

“The play is dark and comic and director Samuel West brings his company together like a maestro conducting an orchestra.”
Western Morning News

Cast

Roy
Michael Begley

Sheila
Rachel Bell

Virgie
Marty Cruickshank

Sonia
Kate Fahy

Tom
Neil McCaul

Haydn
Veronica Roberts

Orin
James Wallace

Miranda
leanor Wyld

Creative Team

Writer
April de Angelis

Director
Samuel West

Set & Costume Designer
Michael Taylor

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
Adrienne Quartly

Casting Director
Stephen Moor

Assistant Director
Phil Bartlett

Costume Supervisor
Christopher Cahill

Consultant Producer
Jenny Topper

Paintings
Deborah Mitchell