Plain Quakers Theatre

Plain Quakers Theatre / Events / Fri 11 Oct 2019

SWANSONG-not fade away

SWANSONG-not fade away

SWANSONG- not fade away. A free performance, with a collection for KIRKWOOD HOSPICE

In a small flat somewhere in London, Frank Dudley, old-school actor, struggles with the passing of time and his old friends, his ambition to play Shakespeare’s Richard II still unfulfilled.

But is Frank really a self-proclaimed national treasure, or just an unloved ageing bit-part player with impossible dreams?
Frank’s fantasies cannot suppress the realities of a lonely old age, as he endures a life of self-deception and loneliness in a play tinged with wry comedy. Trapped in embittered loneliness, Frank’s none-too-glittering career seems to be fading away into oblivion. But the truth dawns on Frank in a surprising way . . .

The play starts at 7.30 and runs for about 60 minutes.

According to the charity Age UK, half a million people over the age of sixty usually spend each day in complete solitude. Loneliness affects people of all ages, from all backgrounds, especially older people who have outlived their friends and immediate family

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Event Location


Pell Lane

Telephone: 07849 884 193

Event Details

Age group

Adults, Families