New Directors' Showcase: 'Remainders' (2007)

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Poster by Maria Bates

Performances: Tue 6th – Sat 10th February 2007, Bell Theatre

The New Directors' Showcase featured 3 one-act productions, all linked by themes of memory and loss.

The Donahue Sisters

By Geraldine Aron

Directed by Mark Ireson

Assistant Director Paula Kelly

Voice Coach Gemma Poole


Reunited in the attic of the family home in rural Ireland because of their father's illness, the three sisters talk about their lives long into the night. Talk about their men, children and their disillusionment gives way to the ritual re-enactment of a chilling incident from their childhood. Innocence is mixed with poison in this hilarious and macabre modern horror story.


Come and Go

By Samuel Beckett

Directed by Jeanette Hoile

PA David Lomas

Costumes Val Williams


Samuel Beckett is one of the 20th century's most brilliant playwrights. He proved many times that a few words could convey a great deal, with the pauses conveying even more. In this brief but pithy piece, three women reminisce about old school days. As time goes on, we learn more about each woman. A succinct, significant and satisfying piece to perform and watch.


Who was Hilary Maconochie?

By James Saunders

Directed by Rob Clother

PA - Michelle Thomson


A very clever, surreal piece by the playwright whose work inspired Tom Stoppard. The stately Mrs Drudge is visited by her close friend Mrs Brute. Sundry revelations ensue, often clarified and corrected by Hilda the Maid, who cuts through the confusion like a knife, and expounds on her own past affairs and grievances throughout. It reflects on the fickleness of memory and the final futility of our lives and loves.


Crew for all three plays

Thanks to Mo and all the staff at Lancasters.


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