This production began performances on 5th July and closed on 15th September 2007.
A piece of serious theatre about issues that matter? A welcome sight in the West End.
David Storey's modern classic took audiences by storm at the Royal Court in the 1960s and established him as one of the country's most powerful playwrights. Three brothers - Andrew, Colin and Steven - return home to the northern roots of their childhood for a family reunion. Although they have returned to celebrate, the explosive complexities of family life and long-held grievances are unlikely to improve the chances of a decent party. Compelling and emotionally thrilling, In Celebration is an exploration of family love and of how the consequences of best intentions can threaten to destroy treasured hopes and dreams.
The acting is excellent in this moving piece of compelling drama
Mail on Sunday
In Celebration received its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in 1969 and subsequently Lindsay Anderson directed a film version with a cast including Alan Bates, James Bolam, Constance Chapman, Brian Cox, Gabrielle Dray and Bill Owen.
A fine play, richly satisfying.
ORLANDO BLOOM – Steven
TIM HEALY – Mr Shaw
LYNDA BARON – Mrs Burnett
DEARBHLA MOLLOY – Mrs Shaw
PAUL HILTON – Andrew
GARETH FARR – Colin
CIARAN MCINTYRE – Reardon
DAVID STOREY – Playwright
ANNA MACKMIN – Director
LEZ BROTHERSTON – Designer
MARK HENDERSON – Lighting
STEPHEN WARBECK – Music
JOHN LEONARD – Sound
SCARLETT MACKMIN – Choreographer