Song And Dance [Drama]

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by Barney Norris.

Anne and Pete have gone bird watching with their friend Martin when he dies suddenly of a heart attack. They have to make the long journey back home and visit his widow, but his sudden death forces them to confront their own feelings.

Anne.... Susan Brown
Pete.... Robin Soans
Eleanor.... Tessa Peake-Jones

Directed by Sally Avens

Barney Norris is a critically acclaimed playwright, poet and author. His debut full-length play VISITORS, won the Critics Circle Award 2014 for Most Promising Playwright. He was also shortlisted for the prestigious Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Most Promising Playwright, the Writers Guild of Great Britain 2014 award for Best Play and the Best New Play Award at the Off West End Theatre Awards 2014. He is the co-artistic director of theatre company Up in Arms, and is the Martin Esslin Playwright in Residence at Keble College, Oxford.
Barney’s debut novel, FIVE RIVERS MET IN A WOODED PLAIN, was published in April 2016 to critical acclaim, and was a Waterstones and Foyles Book of the Month. His second novel, TURNING FOR HOME, was published by Doubleday in January 2018. His latest book, THE VANISHING HOURS, a novel about the pain of abandonment and the enduring power of love, has just been published.

Susan Brown has been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the 2018 revival of the play Angels in America and a Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in the 2018 play Home, I'm Darling.

Robin Soans is an actor and playwright specialising in verbatim and documentary plays including 'Talking to Terrorists' and 'Crouch Touch Pause Engage' As an actor, he has appeared at The National Theatre, The Royal Court, The Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare's Globe. He starred in Barney Norris's play 'Visitors'

Tessa Peake Jones is best known for playing Raquel Turner, the longtime partner of Derek "Del Boy" Trotter, in the television comedy Only Fools and Horses. since 2014 she has appeared in Grantchester as Mrs Sylvia Maguire, the vicar's religious and cantankerous housekeeper. Tessa also starred in Barney Norris's play 'While We're Here'

Award-winning writer Barney Norris's poignant drama about grief, friendship and survival

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