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Home – at the Arcola

“ ‘One works. One looks around. One meets people. But very little communication takes place... That is the nature of this little island.’

“As five apparently unrelated characters meet in a seemingly insignificant garden, the autumnal sun shines overhead and everybody waits for rain. What they discuss is superficially anything that can pass the time. What is portrayed is the very essence of England, Englishness, class, unfulfilled ambition, loves lost, and homes that no longer exist.

“Storey’s timeless play is a beautiful, compassionate, tragic and darkly funny study of the human mind and a once-great nation coming to terms with its new place in the world.

“Following last year’s critically acclaimed sell-out run of Dennis Potter’s Brimstone & Treacle, SEArED return to the Arcola with the first major London revival in nearly 20 years of David Storey's quiet masterpiece Home.” – from the Arcola website

“David Storey’s beautiful 1970 play about old age, mental infirmity and what Virgil called ‘the tears in mortal things’ is one of the glories of modern drama.... An admirable revival... Storey’s play remains a work of haunting, elegiac power.” – The Guardian

“This excellent, intimate in-the-round production by SEArED shows how well Home has stood the test of time, a small masterpiece in minor key.” ★★★★ – Exeunt Magazine

“SEArED’s production of Home is as quietly beautiful as Storey’s writing...a strong and desolate play.” ★★★★ – The Upcoming

“Sears’s finely modulated production transmits a keen sense of the aching regret in this poetic and deeply humane piece.” – The Independent

“It sticks in the mind long after the last exchange.” – The Times

“An intensely funny, poignant and inspiring production...fantastically upheld by the five cast members, who are all perceptively flawless.” – A Younger Theatre 

As seats are unallocated, I won’t be doing a group booking – please purchase your own seats on the Arcola website.

Please contribute £1 on arrival (to help defray the approx. £100 per annum that Meetup charges to run a group) – thanks in advance.

In the days immediately prior, I’ll circulate details of arrangements to meet before the performance. As well, we will have drinks in the theatre cafe-bar after the play – anyone who would like to is welcome to stay on afterward for a conversation about the play.

Picture by P Markham, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

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  • Jane

    Thanks all, I hugely enjoyed it. The play was moving and beautifully performed, and the conversation afterwards really illuminating and worthwhile. Thanks for coming.

    November 10, 2013

  • charles

    Suggestion of going to the 'Park Theatre' Finsbury Park N4. I would very much like to go to see the play the Doors, but don't like going on my todd. Are they anyone else interested in going???

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm with Nick and Jug. Great night, lovely to meet you all.

    November 9, 2013

  • Nick B.

    Great night, lovely meet-up group and a really thought provoking and well acted play! The Arcola's a great venue as well!

    November 9, 2013

  • Jug

    Great to meet you folks - lots of fun chatting - and super energising to be immersed in your enthusiasm. Until the next time, cheerio, JuG

    November 9, 2013

  • Nil

    Unfortunately can't make it today. There is a ticket on my name, if anyone's interested. See you all next time. Enjoy the play tonight.

    November 8, 2013

  • charles

    Due to the cold and the rain.
    I won't be joining you tonight at the Arcola.
    Instead I will open a bottle of wine and watch Coro and other crap programming
    Give my apologises to all.
    Have a great evening.

    November 8, 2013

    • Jane

      Sorry to miss you Charles - see you another time

      November 8, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Sorry, pulling out now as going with friends on another date.

    November 7, 2013

    • Jane

      Sorry to miss you Susan - see you another time

      November 8, 2013

  • charles

    What time does this event starts

    November 5, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Looking forward to this.

    October 28, 2013

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