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Waiting in the Wings


3 to 12 November 2016 at 8pm
Matinees Sunday 6 and Saturday 12 November at 2pm
No evening performance Sunday 6 November
No performance Monday 7 November


‘Miss Myrtle, you know you can’t quote Macbeth around here. It upsets the others.’

Coward's tribute to theatre is set in ‘The Wings’, a retirement home for actresses. May Davenport considers herself the resident’s leading lady, until her old rival Lotta Bainbridge arrives at the home. In the face of the real problems of growing old, can they overcome their differences?

"I wrote Waiting in the Wings with loving care and absolute belief in its characters. I consider that the reconciliation between "Lotta" and "May" and the meeting of Lotta and her son are two of the best scenes I have ever written. I consider that the play as a whole contains, beneath the froth of some of its lighter moments, the basic truth that old age needn't be nearly so dreary and sad as it is supposed to be, provided you greet it with humour and live it with courage." ~ Noel Coward