by Richard Everett
16th, 17th, 18th May 2013
“I've made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?'"
As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. Set in a lush vicarage garden, the play is filled with sharp-edged comedy and probing wit which premiered in 2006 at Chichester with Penelope Keith giving a widely acclaimed performance as Grace. The play received widely positive reviews, receiving 5 stars from the Edinburgh Guide with The Sunday Times writing that "Richard Everett has written a warm, glowing, serious comedy, like an Ayckbourn play finished by JM Barrie", while the London Evening Standard reviewed the play as a “very English comedy with some real emotion .. scratch the surface and you’ll find interesting undercurrents rippling the water that writer Richard Everett beds down among well-received jokes .. This is a sure-fire hit”.
This production is directed by Amanda Carr and in the cast we are delighted to welcome back Celia Lilly after her debut with the Rustics as Letitia Blacklock in a Murder is Announced. We are also very pleased to see Richard Smith back on the Graffham stage along with Susan Tink, Lizzie Harling and newcomer to the Rustics, Linette Ackroyd.
Performances are May 16th, 17th 18th. 7.30pm at The Empire Hall, Graffham.
Tickets from the Village Shop, Graffham, The Bay Tree Bakery, Petworth
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