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Cast changes in "Donkeys' Years" from 4 Sep 2006
Cast changes in Michael Frayn's Donkeys' Years at the Comedy Theatre has been announced.
From 4 Sep 2006 Karl Theobald takes over the role of ‘Snell’ and Hamish Clark ‘Quine’ and Paul Raffield ‘Sainsbury’. (replacing Mark Addy, James Dreyfus and Michael Fitzgerald). From 25 Sep Janie Dee will take over the role of 'Lady Driver' (replacing Samantha Bond) . David Haig will continue to star as ‘Christopher Headingley’, Michael Simkins as ‘David Buckle’, Jonathan Coy as ‘Norman Tate’, Edward Petherbridge as ‘Sydney Birkett’ and Chris Moran as ‘William Taylor’.
The play opened on 9 May 2006, following previews from 27 April, to terrific notices from the popular press: MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Inspired production...David Haig's performance as the hapless minister is a classic of its kind...Samantha Bond as the Master's wife is brilliant..." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, " I found myself overwhelmed with amusement." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "It's an entertaining evening that made me laugh out loud several times." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "One is left physically weak with grateful laughter."
It is directed by Jeremy Sams , designed by Peter McKintosh , lighting by Howard Harrison, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Tulbart Productions, Boyett/Ostar Productions, Michael Linnit, Lee Menzies and TEG Productions.
Twenty five years after graduation, six former students return to their university college for a reunion dinner. Whilst their lives may have had varying degrees of success, all are connected by a common past. Once locked in college for the night, the graduates begin to relive their youth, and old friendships, feuds - and the much-desired but absurdly proper Master's wife - come tumbling back chaotically into the present......
Donkeys' Years is currently taking bookings to 16 Dec 2006