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Strangers look to where the home is

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Karen Winyard as Marjorie and Josh Jacobson as Alfred in rehearsals for Home
Karen Winyard as Marjorie and Josh Jacobson as Alfred in rehearsals for Home

​The spring production for Southwell Theatre Club is Home, the poignant and humorous award-winning play by David Storey.

Home, which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1970, centres around Jack and Harry, two gentlemen seemingly brought together by nothing other than circumstance. They are soon joined by Marjorie and Kathleen, who likewise appear to have formed a friendship through adversity.

Together, they sit, on a cloudy day, in a garden, where Jack is preoccupied with the weather, Harry with dust, Kathleen with her shoes and Marjorie keeping tabs on everyone.

They freely exchange snippets about their lives and experiences in an attempt to make sense of things while Alfred, who appears obsessed with the seating but also has his own troubles, comes and goes.

Gradually small talk gives way to revelations of why they are there, and where home is.

Home runs from Thursday, April 5 until Saturday, April 7, at Southwell Library.

Tickets for performances, which start at 7.30pm, cost £8 from the library, by calling 01636 812148, or email southwelltheatreclub@gmail.com

The club will host an open evening at Southwell Library on Wednesday, May 2, at 7.30pm when there is the chance for newcomers to meet members, and maybe join in some gentle play-reading. There is no need to book in advance.

There are also opportunities backstage.

For more information email southwell theatreclub@gmail.com


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