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Di and Viv and Rose

by Amelia Bullmore                      

 Amelia Bullmore’s funny, touching play about three very different women was previously produced as a wonderful rehearsed reading at the Theatre Royal in 2017.

From its opening scene, at a northern university’s hall of residence during the early 1980s, to its close in 2010, a simple, strong thread runs through this drama. It is the thread of friendship that has brought together a seemingly incompatible trio of female students – bookish and serious Viv, sporty Di and sexually voracious, albeit strangely vulnerable, Rose.

The skill of Bullmore’s script is the way it picks away at what friends are, why friendship endures or falls apart, and how vital it is to life. And there is so much that audiences will recognise – the nostalgic 1980s soundtrack, the sharply drawn characters, the baggage we all gather as time passes, the way events can suddenly derail us…

‘An unpretentious but stealthily potent play that leaves you smiling, teary and gloriously uplifted’ The Times

Some strong language used

A Workington Playgoers production

Some safety procedures apply due to the current Covid 19 situation.

Facemasks to be worn by audience.  Hand sanitiser units upon entry.  One way system for audience in place

Covid 19 distanced seating applicable. Online booking will automatically leave two seat and two rows between group “bubble” bookings.

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Show details
 
Doors open: 7:00pm
Performance:  7:30pm
Running Time: 2.5 hours
Date: Tuesday 15th December to Sat 19th December
Tickets:
 Adults £12.00
 Concessions £11.00

Girls Night Out at the Theatre Royal

 

Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore  cumbriaguide.co.uk

Following their very popular production of The Vicar of Dibley last December, the Workington Playgoers are continuing their bittersweet comic vein with ‘Di and Viv and Rose’ by Amelia Bullmore.

This funny, touching play about three very different women will run at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday 15th December to Sat 19th December

From its opening scene, at a northern university’s hall of residence in the early 1980s, to its close in 2010, a simple, strong thread runs through this drama. It’s the bond of friendship that brings together a seemingly mismatched trio of female students – bookish and serious Viv (played by Anne Bowmer), sporty Di (played by Ruth Hellen) and flirtatious but vulnerable Rose (Becky Wilson).

The skill of Bullmore’s script is the way it picks away at what friends are, why friendship lasts or fall apart, and how vital it is to life.  There is so much that audiences will recognise – the nostalgic 1980s soundtrack, the sharply drawn characters, the baggage we all gather as time passes and the way tragedy can suddenly derail us…

Director Steph Daly-Parks said: “I first read this play by Amelia Bullmore in 2017, at Jenni Rushton’s suggestion, for a rehearsed reading. It is one of the most engaging contemporary pieces of drama that l have had the good fortune to read and has been widely performed in London, Edinburgh and further afield. We are enjoying the rehearsals and learning hugely from the experience as a group.”

According to The Times, this is ‘an unpretentious but stealthily potent play that leaves you smiling, teary and gloriously uplifted’. The Playgoers would love you to come along and judge for yourselves – and men are invited too!

The show runs from Tuesday 15th December to Sat 19th December and performances start at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are priced at £12 (£11 concessions) and are available online at www.theatre-royal-workington.co.uk/di-and-viv-rose or on the door.

A ‘girls’ night out’ at the Theatre Royal, Workington

Following their very popular production of The Vicar of Dibley in December 2019, the Workington Playgoers are continuing in a bittersweet comic vein with Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore. This funny, touching play about three very different women will be on at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday 15th December to Sat 19th December

From its opening scene, at a northern university’s hall of residence in the early 1980s, to its close in 2010, a simple, strong thread runs through this drama. It is the thread of friendship that has brought together a seemingly mismatched trio of female students – bookish and serious Viv (played by Anne Bowmer), sporty Di (played by Ruth Hellen) and flirtatious but vulnerable Rose (Becky Wilson).

The skill of Bullmore’s script is the way it picks away at what friends are, why friendship lasts or falls apart, and how vital it is to life. And there is so much that audiences will recognise – the nostalgic 1980s soundtrack, the sharply drawn characters, the baggage we all gather as time passes, the way tragedy can suddenly derail us…

Director Steph Daly-Parks says: ‘I first read this play by Amelia Bullmore in 2017, at Jenni Rushton’s suggestion, for a rehearsed reading. It is one of the most engaging contemporary pieces of drama that l have had the good fortune to read and has been widely performed in London, Edinburgh and further afield. We are enjoying the rehearsals and learning hugely from the experience as a group.’

According to The Times, this is ‘an unpretentious but stealthily potent play that leaves you smiling, teary and gloriously uplifted’. The Playgoers would love you to come along and judge for yourselves – and men are invited too!

The show runs from Tuesday 15th December to Sat 19th December, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced at £12 (£11 concessions), are available online at http://www.theatre-royal-workington.co.uk/di-and-viv-rose/ or on the door.

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