LAST EASTER by Bryony Lavery
Until 7 August

Orange Tree Theatre

Last Easter (c) Helen Murray
Last Easter (c) Helen Murray

Directed by Tinuke Craig
“Performs its own miracle in its warmth, gusto and celebration of life and friendship”
The Guardian

“Last Easter is “about theatre itself: the love, the resourcefulness, the crying, the drama, the creativity, the laughter, the dancing, the singing, the affection. All of it.”
A Younger Theatre

“Bryony Lavery’s script finds the joy of living, and feels as pertinent as ever.”
Theatre Weekly

A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.

Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don’t stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France. They glug red wine and hope to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a non-believer who thinks the only good thing about religion is the lighting.

They’ll soon discover that miracles come in many different forms.

Last Easter is a funny, moving and provocative play about the true nature of friendship.

Bryony Lavery is the multi-award-winning writer of  Frozen, A Wedding Story, and  More  Light.  Her stage adaptations include Brideshead  Revisited,  Treasure  Island,  Dracula, and A Christmas Carol. Her collaborations include The  Believers, Stockholm and  Beautiful  Burnout (with Frantic Assembly), and Kursk (Sound & Fury).

Tinuke Craig recently directed Sarah Kane’s Crave and debbie tucker green’s random and generations (Chichester), and The Colour Purple (Curve). The cast is Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Peter Caulfield, Jodie Jacobs and Ellie Piercy.

NEED TO KNOW: Last East er is at Orange Tree Theatre 1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA until 7 August 2021 | BOOK TICKETS | Call the box office 020 8940 3633