Where: Pleasance Theatre, Islington Carpenters Mews North Road, London N7 9EF
£: 10, concessions 8 and 7 for groups of 8+
What is it?
Penetrating, visually rich and brilliantly funny, Moon River is a black comedy seeking to honour an often-forgotten group; the working class elderly of Britain.
It was grown from a core of verbatim text gathered from the elders of Hackney, Brent and Chingford, and was developed at the Soho Theatre.
Esther won’t talk.
Sandy won’t shut up.
Ron mostly turns off his hearing aid.
Ingrid’s dying for a drink.
Mary’s dying for a bonk.
Gladys can’t get out of this place soon enough, but once you get out of here – where do you go?
Moon River’s notable cast ranges in age from 25 – 75; however, all will be portraying characters upward of 65. The audience will be able to see in their bodies each actor’s different relationship with the old age that awaits them, and the physical transformations that are to come.
The 2012 production of Moon River is to be Directed by Caroline Horton (Winner of the 2010 The Stage Award – Best Solo Performer for You’re Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy).
More info: www.pleasance.co.uk