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The Bush Theatre will present Visitors by Barney Norris at the west London venue from 26 November 2014 to 10 January 2015 with an official opening on 1 December 2014.
The production comes from a UK tour as well as a run at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston. The cast will include Linda Bassett (Edie), Simon Muller (Stephen), Robin Soans (Arthur), and Eleanor Wyld.
Visitors is described as "a funny and touching portrait of life-long love and ageing in modern rural Britain." Set in a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain where a family is falling apart, Stephen can't afford to put his mother into care and Arthur can't afford to stop working. As a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family are forced to ask: are we living the way we wanted?
Playwright Barney Norris's work includes 'Fear of Music' and 'At First Sight'. The production will be directed by Alice Hamilton, with designs by Francesca Reidy, sound design by George Dennis and lighting design by Simon Gethin Thomas.
Visitors is produced by Up in Arms in association with the Bush Theatre.