FDS - Wife After Death poster

Wife After Death star

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
Producer: 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.

wife-after-death-2013-noda-awardWe have been nominated in all these categories for the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) awards for London and the South East Region:

star Best Play – Wife After Death  – awarded ‘Runner-up’
star Best Male Performance – Andy Pritchard as Harvey in Wife After Death
star 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-Lister

Cast (in order of appearance):

Laura Thursby - Amanda Linstead
Vi Barrett - Carolyn Taylor
Harvey Barrett - Andy Pritchard
Kevin Prewitt - Richard Lock
Jayne Prewitt - Sandra Keen
Kay - Katie Dyet

See programme for further details.

Production No.174 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)