Jason Durr took 60 seconds out of rehearsals to talk to us about directing Michael Frayn's hilarious farce Donkeys' Years.
Michael Frayn is a multi-award winning playwright and novelist, best known for the plays Noises Off, Democracy and Copenhagen. This sparkling revival of his hilarious farce is directed by Lisa Spirling, who returns to the Rose following her production of Michael Frayn's Here with Alison Steadman in March 2012.
The perfect summer's day, and at one of the older universities solidly successful middle-aged men are getting into their dinner-jackets for a reunion dinner. No women, of course, because in the far-off days of their youth even the passing glimpse of a woman in college was an event to remember. But everyone's coming! Even Roddy Moore, their elusive hero. As the moon rises and the wine goes down, middle-aged men become young again, with only too predictable results. And, in the midst of the battlefield, hidden in Roddy Moore's old rooms waiting for a quiet word with her lost love, that very woman they all once glimpsed and never forgot...
- See more at: rosetheatrekingston.org/rose-productions/donkeys-years
Thu 6 Feb to Sat 22 Feb
Cast: Keith Barron, Simon Coates, Jason Durr, James Dutton, Jamie Glover, John Hodgkinson, Ian Hughes, Jemma Redgrave and Nicholas Rowe.
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