Following the incredibly moving intergenerational show THE SPACE BETWEEN US, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Elders and Young Company come together once again to present ADIEU which is directed by Associate Artistic Director Bryony Shanahan (QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE). Conceived in a month as a rapid response to home, national identity and Britishness, this is a collaboration between THE ELDERS and YOUNG COMPANY. ADIEU invites the audience to add their views to the broad range of perspectives on what happens when it is time to say farewell to what used to be.
Welcome to Albion Close. Our little corner of town.
We’re having a party. A leaving party. For a dear friend. A chance for us to celebrate all that’s been, all that’s gone and to toast what’s to come. And you are cordially invited. So help yourselves to a drink, nibble on a cheese and pineapple treat and enjoy the antics!
This show is in The Studio from 17 & 18 April 2019.
The cast is made up of Sara Abanur, Lily Adams, Louis Bisson, Helen Browne, Oceana Cage, Sheila Colman, Jackie Corr, Aidan Feely, Charles Kennedy, Mace Maynard-Smith, Carmen Fyfe Paulo, Martin Smedley, Maureen Stripe, David Weston and Judith Wood.
Bryony Shanahan is Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange and is co-artistic director of multi-award-winning Snuff Box Theatre. Directing includes QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE (Royal Exchange Theatre), CHICKEN SOUP (Sheffield Crucible) OPERATION CRUCIBLE (Finborough Theatre, Sheffield Crucible and UK tour); WEALD (Finborough Theatre); NOTHING (Royal Exchange, winner of Manchester Theatre Award); BITCH BOXER (Soho Theatre, national tour, Adelaide Fringe Festival); BOYS WILL BE BOYS (Women Centre Stage, National Theatre); CHAPEL STREET (National Tour) and YOU AND ME (Greenwich Theatre and National Tour). In 2016 she won the Genesis Future Directors award and directed TRADE at the Young Vic.
The creative team also includes Young Company Assistant Director Kat Humphrey; Birkbeck Assistant Director Lucy Curtis; Designers Don McGregor, Jacqueline Long, Madeline McGarr and Sophie Taylor-Hall; Young Company Assistant Producer Beatrice Siyanbola; Lighting Designer Mark Distin Webster.
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