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The Breath of Life

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Beckenham Theatre

46 Bromley Road

Beckenham

BR3 5JD

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The Breath of Life by David Hare | Directed by Fleur Buckley | By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Performance dates: Tuesday 26 June – Saturday 30 June 2018 @ 8.00pm

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge

David Hare’s elegantly wrought but vitriolic moral tale centres around the buttoned up but inwardly raging Frances and the brittle but funny, Madeleine who both have the promise of youth behind them and whose lives are interwoven in ways neither of them yet understands.However, they also have another thing in common –Martin, Frances’ lawyer husband who has abandoned both wife and mistress for a younger model in Seattle. Frances turns up at Madeleine’s retirement flat in the Isle of Wight and wife and mistress confront each other.

Over the course of one night they both reflect on their lives and their relationship with the cheating Martin and reflect on the way we always, somehow, disappoint ourselves when youthful idealism turns to plump middle age.
David Hare wrote : ‘ You can no longer call it middle age, and you certainly cant call it old age, its something in between.I wanted to describe the two women at exactly that moment, a long past behind them but the expectation of a considerable future in front of them’ .

The play was premiered in 2002 with Maggie Smith and Judi Dench and the latest performance was in 2011 at The Crucible, Sheffield featuring Isla Blair and Patricia Hodge.

PLEASE NOTE NOT ALL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE - IF A PERFORMANCE SHOWS AS SOLD OUT, THERE MAY BE FURTHER TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM BOX OFFICE ON 07500 908331

Cast:

Frances Beale – Margaret Glenn
Madeleine Palmer – Karen Peters-Parker

Tickets are £10.00 plus booking & transaction fee on Eventbrite. Please note that lower priced member tickets and concession discounts are only available by telephoning Box Office directly on 07500 908331.


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