Moira Buffini's state-of-the-nation play is pegged to that irresistible trope: the dark and stormy night, with a group of strangers forced to seek shelter in a spooky manor house. Naturally it's a powder keg of personalities, and, with Chekhov's gun well established, a storm of violence is inevitable.However, Manor is a curious beast. It certainly nods to the eerie thriller: with the power out, the only light is flickering candles, and there's a ghostly presence upstairs - a possible remnant of...
A storm is brewing.
Diana is struggling to keep the roof on her run-down manor house.
As a violent storm sweeps the coast, a group of strangers unexpectedly arrive in search of shelter.
Enter Ted, the charismatic leader of a far-right organisation. He could be Diana’s saviour – or he could pull the fragile household to pieces.
Stranded together, the explosive mix of people must survive the weather and each other.
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Cast and creative
By: Moira Buffini
Director: Fiona Buffini
Cast list: Nancy Carroll, Shaun Evans, Effie Ansah, Michele Austin, Helen Barford, Chris Barritt, Mat Betteridge, Sophie Bradley, Peter Bray, Sophie Cartman, Gillian Dean, Liadán Dunlea, Amy Forrest, Lewis Griffin, David Hargreaves, Edward Judge, Owen McDonnell and Shaniqua Okwok
Design: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Jon Clark
Costume: Lez Brotherston
Sound: Jon Nicholls