Sewell Barn Theatre, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BB Box office: 01603 626414 Sewell Barn Trust: Registered Charity No 277724
The Sewell Barn Company
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS by Bob Larbey
Director Mel Sessions
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A bittersweet comedy about the difficulties facing those of advancing years.
Cooper, an incorrigible flirt, has chosen to live in a nursing home, rather than become a burden on his family. He is acutely aware of his physical deterioration. His friend Aylott, is beginning to worry about memory loss. The two keep each other sane with constant banter and the occasional glass of whisky.
Cooper’s daughter Julia and her husband Peter visit, somewhat grudgingly, once a month on a Sunday. Cooper misses his teenage grandson who has ceased to visit.
Nurse Wilson is young, sensitive and good humoured with the old people in her care. The cleaner, Mrs Baker, is a little less tolerant and finds Cooper’s sense of humour somewhat bewildering.
The play is beautifully written and is ultimately about heroism in facing old age. It is full of humour but has moments of real pathos.
Bob Larbey, well known for co-
CASTING 3M / 3F
Ages given are approximate playing ages although Nurse Wilson is supposed to be 24 years old.
Cooper late 60s
Aylott late 60s
Julia late 30s, 40s
Peter late 30s, 40s
Nurse Wilson 20s
Mrs Baker late 30s, 40s (does have to sing with quite a ‘sweet’ voice)
Date: Sunday 21 January 2018 at 3.00 pmat the Sewell Barn
Initially some reading of sections of the script, followed by pair or group work on the text. Please contact the director if you are interested but unable to make the above date.
Likely to begin in early April. Three rehearsals a week initially (Monday & Tuesday and either Thursday or Friday), and including some longer Sunday rehearsals. Cooper will be required to attend all of them. Progress will depend on being ‘off book’ ASAP.
Samuel French ISBN 9780573019562