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Wednesday 4 Saturday 7 May 2011

Stags and Hens

By Willy Russell
Directed by Mark Babych

Originally conceived as a film script for acting students at Manchester Polytechnic Theatre School (now Manchester School of Theatre at MMU), Willy Russell's Stags and Hens offers a telling portrait of working class values in 1970's Britain. When Linda unwittingly decides to hold her hen party at the same venue as that chosen for the stag night of her future husband, the ensuing confrontation serves to animate hidden tensions and resentments on both sides of the gender divide. When her pop-star ex-boyfriend arrives on the scene, Linda is forced to face a few home truths…

Hilariously funny, moving, thought provoking and at times shocking, Russell's play remains as enthralling and captivating now as it was over thirty years ago.


Linda - Natasha McClure
Maureen - Susie Potter
Bernadette Louisa Marie Lorey
Carol - Leanne Golightly
Frances - Rebecca Gleeson
Robbie - Max Calandrew
Billy - Hugh Saffrey
Kav - Ian Pink
Eddy - Oliver Devoti
Peter - Elliot Knight
Roadie - Kevin Lennox
Dave - Sam Lupton

Designer: Olivia du Monceau