Wife After Death
A comedy by Eric Chappell
Thursday 7 November 2013 - Saturday 9 November 2013
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Gary Field
Produced by Richard Palacio
Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: Adult £8. Child (under 16) £6. No concessions.
Tickets were available from our Online Box Office and The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.
Best Play – Wife After Death – awarded ‘Runner-up’
Best Male Performance – Andy Pritchard as Harvey in Wife After Death
Best Female Performance – Carolyn Taylor as Vi in Wife After Death
Synopsis – Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.
Three weeks later is the disposal of Dave’s ashes. The atmosphere is tense as more truths are revealed; even from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh …
Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister3 shows were performed over 3 days.