Our Autumn Season kicks off with this delightful comedy directed by Pete Bagley. The play has been a vehicle for some of our greatest veteran actors both on the stage and in the film version directed by Dustin Hoffman. In our production the quartet of retired singers is played by Jean Firth, Annie Gay, Alan Fenn and Matthew Salisbury making his debut performance at the Criterion.
Set in a retirement home for professional musicians, Harwood's play portrays the zest for life as well as the poignant regrets of the four main characters whose friendship enables them to triumph over personal difficulties as they prepare for the annual fund-raising concert.
Simon Sharpe's set has been expertly painted and decorated by the design team, and the 'Rigoletto' costumes are hanging in readiness on the rail.