The Bespoke Overcoat at the New End from 18 May


The Bespoke Overcoat , by Wolf Mankowitz, based on Nikolai Gogol's short story 'The Overcoat', at the New End Theatre, a fringe venue in Hampstead north London, from 18 May to 27 June 2010.

It is directed by Ninon Jerome, and features George Layton, David Graham, James Barron, Sam Hoye.

An unconventional love story - the love of one old friend for another. Set in 1950s in East End of London. Fender, a clerk in a clothing business, is short of food, suffers bitterly from the cold and is unable to afford one of the coats sold by his boss, Ranting. So he asks Morry, his friend the tailor, to repair his old one. Morry believes that the coat is so far gone as to be irreparable, persuades Fender to let him make a bespoke overcoat at cost price. Against the odds of old age, ill-health and fast-developing commercialism, will Morry get the coat done in time?

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