The Night Season
Opened 3 Aug 2004
Written: by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Directed: Lucy Bailey
Cast: David Bradley (Patrick Kennedy), Annette Crosbie (Lily O'Hanlon), Sarah-Jane Drummey (Maud Kennedy), Lloyd Hutchinson (Gary Malone), John Light (John Eastman), Susan Lynch (Judith Kennedy), Justine Mitchell (Rose Kennedy)
Synopsis: Late at night, shoeless, in the rain, an actor playing Yeats in a film shows up at his Sligo digs. Three feisty sisters lie dreaming upstairs, but in the morning, down they come, burning to meet the new lodger. While their father’s intent on an early glass of whiskey and a date with the local barmaid, the youngest daughter shows the actor to his bedroom...
What the critics had to say.....
NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Mildly atmospheric production." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "charming, blithe and funny." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Sharp and funny, sometimes sentimental, and never less than absorbing and fun." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "In the course of Lucy Bailey's splendidly acted production - which imparts a dream-like feel to the proceedings, with its spaced-out set, weird aerial angles, and torrential falls of sand for the seashore scenes - Lenkiewicz's more distinctive strengths become increasingly apparent. She has a gift for combining the lyrical and the eccentrically comic" SERENA DAVIES for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "The play was...so winningly portrayed that I forgave it its sentimentality and fell for its charm."
Production photo by Ivan Kyncl