Colder Than Here
by Laura Wade
Directed by Susan Lynch
Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying but in the meantime life goes on. There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and a to be planned. As a mother researches burial spots and bio-degradable coffins, her family are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to an unpredictable future. Laura Wade's beautifully poised family drama was first performed at Soho Theatre, London in 2005.
There is humour in this play as well as sadness and some delightful characters.
"Laura Wade’s play is a 90-minute masterpiece, a jewel, dark but translucent. It is a play of love, death and grief: the grief that is hardest to bear, because it begins before the loved one dies." – John Peter, Sunday Times
"Wade’s original and beautifully observed play balances raw emotion with a deliciously delicate black humour." – Aleks Sierz, The Stage
Myra (aged 56) A woman who finds the strength within her to face death in her own way. She tries to help her husband and daughters to a stage where they will cope without her. She is wasting away from her illness but she has accepted her situation and wants her family to accept it too.
Alec (aged 57) Alec finds it difficult to talk about how he feels and uses humour to deal with this. He is conservative and restrained with a dry humour.
Harriet (aged 29) The sensible daughter who does the right thing and tries to hold everything together.
Jenna (aged 27) Highly strung, fragile and immature. Jenna has had an eating disorder and has boyfriend problems while she copes with the fear of losing her mother.
Auditions will be held at Melville Theatre on Sunday 9 June from 10am. Please contact the director, Susan Lynch at email@example.com or Mob:0431024052 (leave a message) for audition times and details.
Production dates are :August 30, 31, September 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14.