"Colder Than Here" by Laura Wade (3-6 Apr 2019)
Death remains as taboo as it is inevitable, an irony that Laura Wade deals with in “Colder Than Here” with sensitivity and humour. Here we see a family living over the course of several months with the news of Myra’s imminent death. It is an unwelcome visitor into a family that has settled, as we all do, into accommodating each other’s foibles — but a visitor that changes everything… and everyone.
Wade is enjoying a stellar career — she had two plays in London last year, with the National Theatre’s production of “Home, I’m Darling” currently enjoying its West End transfer. In “Colder Than Here”, we see her at the beginning of her success, her 2005 debut.
And it is perhaps obvious that success was to come: the writing is poignant without being sentimental; funny yet profound.
It has been a pleasure to work with the talented cast and crew that has come together to bring this important play alive.
What They Said
"We really enjoyed it, a triumph. Genuinely the best play we've seen all year" Ros & Mike S
Myra (Arabella Harcourt-Cooze)
Alec (Alastair Dewar)
Harriet (Coral Churchill)
Jenna (Flora Barker)
Director (Paul Smith)
Assistant Director (Jane Atkinson)
Producers (Malcolm O’Neill, Jane Atkinson)
Stage Manager (Stuart Campbell, Bryony Wilman)
Set Designers (Malcolm O’Neill, James Holmes-Siedle)
Scenic Artist (Coral Churchill)
Lighting and Sound Designer (Marc Pearce)
Assistant Lighting Designer (Utku Er)
Props (Bryony Wilman)
Publicity (Fleur de Henrie Pearce)
Publicity Photographs (Ian Trowbridge)
Dress Rehearsal Photographs (Pihu Dube)
Front of House (Members and Friends of St Michael’s Players)