Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 November 2016
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
By Bryony Lavery
Directed by Stefan Escreet
Ruby was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a women in an emerland dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. Bunty never wanted to marry George, but he was all that was left. She really wanted to be Vivien Leigh or Celia Johnson, swept off to America by a romantic hero. But here she was, in a flat above the pet shop in a street beneath York Minster, with a growing family and diminishing dreams.
Ruby tells the story of The Family, from the end of the 19th century, when a travelling photographer catches frail beautiful Alice and her children, like flowers in amber, to the startling, witty and memorable events of Ruby's own life.
Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Kate Atkinson's award-winning novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum is both fascinating and compelling.
Ruby — Amy Beckett
Dr Hertzmark/Alice — Cynthia Udom
Bunty — Rachael Gill-Davis
George/Dr/Mr Wedgewood — Dylan Campbell
Gillian/Lillian/Rose — Lara de Vos
Patricia/Daisy/Rachel — Tayla Kenyon
Nell/Auntie Babs/Sister Blake — Fiona Munro
Albert/Edmund — James Farley
Jack/Clifford — Dafydd Shalders
Frank/Ted/Mr Roper — Christopher Arkeston
Other roles played by the Company