Everyman present: Do Not Go Gentle

Tuesday 5 September - Saturday 9 September


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Everyman present: Do Not Go Gentle

By Patricia Cornelius

Everyman Theatre Company, The Drill Hall Theatre Company (Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia) and Chapter

OATES: Life can’t always be satisfying.

EVANS: Why not?

WILSON: You’d think it could be stimulating, at least.

Scott, Bowers, Evans, Wilson and Oates are on an expedition to the South Pole.  Or are they? As the explorers trudge across an alien landscape, we are forced to question the nature of their ‘fragile world’. They grapple with life’s big questions, pitting their wits against the ‘dying of the light’, and we recognise that their journey is into old age.

EVERYMAN THEATRE joins forces with THE DRILL HALL THEATRE COMPANY, in a Creative Partnership with CHAPTER for this extraordinary collaboration. Together they share the message of an award-winning play, across both continents and communities.  It is a message about the beauty as well as the fragility of life.

Funny, poignant, sometimes sad, this play is about seeing beyond the inevitable ravages of time and celebrating the indomitable spirit that makes us human.

“The play never preaches….. has many things to say about sex, politics, regret, food, ballroom dancing and having fun.”

Julian Meyrick, who commissioned the piece and directed the only other production staged professionally in Australia, to date.

Click here to read the British Society of Gerontology Blog post about Everyman's workshop exploring the themes of the play during Chapter's Dementia Awareness Day in May 2017

Tickets: £12/£10 (concession price available only on Thu evening and Sat matinee)

Running time: approx. 2 hours 30 mins including interval

Age 14+ strong language 

Join us for a Q&A following the matinee on Saturday 9 September with Everyman Director Ray Thomas, Drillhall Theatre's Greg Aitken, Chief Executive of Age Cymru Ian Thomas and PhD Candidate and Chapter Trustee Aled Singleton. There will be teas and coffees available for those staying for the Q&A. 

Click here to read Everyman's three part blog about how the production came to be.

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