LAST EASTER

03 July 2021 – 7 August 2021

by BRYONY LAVERY


FINAL WEEK - ends 7 August

★★★★  “Performs its own miracle in its warmth, gusto and celebration of life and friendship” The Guardian

★★★★  Last Easter is “about theatre itself: the love, the resourcefulness, the crying, the drama, the creativity, the laughter, the dancing, the singing, the affection. All of it.”  A Younger Theatre

★★★★ “(Bryony) Lavery’s script finds the joy of living, and despite being written some fifteen years ago, feels as pertinent as ever.” Theatre Weekly 

A lighting designer, an actress, a prop maker and a drag singer go on a pilgrimage looking for a miracle.

Even when June, the lighting designer, is diagnosed with a devastating illness, the jokes don’t stop coming as a quartet of theatre friends career across France. They glug red wine and hope to find a miracle at Lourdes for June, a non-believer who thinks the only good thing about religion is the lighting.

They’ll soon discover that miracles come in many different forms.

Last Easter is a funny, moving and provocative play about the true nature of friendship. 

Bryony Lavery is the multi-award-winning writer of  Frozen, A Wedding Story, and  More  Light.  Her stage adaptations include  Brideshead  Revisited,  Treasure  Island,  Dracula, and A Christmas Carol. Her collaborations include  The  Believers, Stockholm and  Beautiful  Burnout (with Frantic Assembly), and Kursk (Sound & Fury).

Tinuke Craig recently directed Sarah Kane's Crave and debbie tucker green’s random and generations (Chichester), and The Colour Purple (Curve).

Read the emotional content advice here if you might be affected by the themes of the play

“The play is uncomplicatedly completely affectionate about the goodness of humans”
Read an exclusive interview with playwright Bryony Lavery

"At its core, the play is a love story about friendship and celebrating life amid struggles." 
Naana Agyei-Ampadu talks to Theatre Weekly about this life-affirming play

“Last Easter is about four friends going on an adventure...”
Watch actor Ellie Piercy talking to London Live about the excitement of returning to the theatre

OT On Screen

Thu 29 & Fri 30 July at 7.30pm BST
The play will also be live-streamed so you can watch it at home. Livestream bookers can also watch on demand from Saturday 31 July at 3pm until Monday 2 August at midnight. BOOK HERE

 

We have been 'See It Safely' approved
We have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre & UK Theatre's 'See It Safely' mark. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences. You can find out more here about the measures we have been putting in place ready for your visit, and what you will need to know beforehand. 

 

Production Photography by Helen Murray

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