Two families, two different lives.
Preparations are in hand for the irascible Lady L’s birthday party, but her children are there not for family loyalty or celebration, but to claim what they feel is rightly theirs. On another part of the estate, Kapenie and his grandson argue about loyalty. Kapenie is loyal to a family but not his own, and the generational divide is splitting even wider.
Set against a backdrop of prejudice and inequality, My One True Friend has a profound and life-altering friendship at its heart.
The world première of Alexander Matthews’ My One True Friend has been announced with full cast. Antony Law directs Theo Bamber (Gordon), Mensah Bediako (Kapenie), Suzanna Hamilton (Lady L), Lucy Lowe (Oonagh), and Joseph Rowe (George). The production opens on 27 August at Tristan Bates Theatre, with previews from 21 August, and runs until 14 September.