6 - 9 April 2016

German Skerries

  • Written by
    Robert Holman
  • Directed by
    Alice Hamilton
  • Produced with
    Orange Tree Theatre, UpInArms

“ At a time when much new drama offers a sensory assault, Holman seizes your attention through stealth. ”

The Guardian

“ Holman’s writing is delicate and subtle, and even the emotional highs of the play barely ripple the surface of the dialogue ”

The Arts Desk

  • Written by Robert Holman
  • Directed by Alice Hamilton
  • Produced with Orange Tree Theatre, UpInArms

A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, a death – German Skerries fills the stage with the meetings and departures that make us human.

It’s 1977, and Martin, Jack, Michael and Carol are staring out into the future. Around a popular birdwatching spot overlooking the mouth of the Tees, their lives intertwine to create an uplifting portrait of human hope and vulnerability.

The first major revival of this richly resonant drama which won renowned playwright Robert Holman the George Devine Award. His incredible career spans four decades including the plays Making Noise Quietly, Across Oka and the recent A Breakfast of Eels.

Cast

George Evans headshot

George
Evans

as Jack

Henry Everett headshot

Henry
Everett

as Michael

Katie Moore headshot

Katie
Moore

as Carol

Howard Ward headshot

Howard
Ward

as Martin

Creative

Alice
Hamilton

Director

James
Perkins

Designer

Simon
Gethin
Thomas

Lighting Designer

George
Dennis

Sound Designer & Composer

Location

Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

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