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Thursday 28 February Saturday 2 March 2019

Our Friends in the North

By Peter Flannery
Directed by Kate Coogan

Originally staged by the RSC in 1982, Peter Flannery’s Our Friends in the North is one of the most important plays to have emerged during the 1980’s.

‘The interweaving stories of the friends - Labour party idealist Nicky who wants to create a world of equality; new parents Tosker and Mary who just want a roof over their heads that doesn't leak; disillusioned Georgie who seeks his fortune both in Soho and as a mercenary in Rhodesia - are of course made up. But like Shakespeare's history plays, upon which Flannery modelled his drama, there are lessons to be learned here, not least that the creeping corruption of public life begins with the tainting of private morality. Or in this case, a child's crushed bike.’ — Lynne Gardner (The Guardian)


Roy Johnson, a Policeman – Jerome Cooper-Wray
Geordie – Conor Mccready
Mary Cox – Ella Zgorska
Nicky Hutchinson – Zane Burkmar
Joseph/Roadhouse – Dylan Brady
Tosker Cox/Waster – Adam Chalk
Donohue – Adam Mackle
Edwards/Sampson – Joe Pass
Connor – Harry Mace
Rusty – Eloise Westwood
Florrie/Allison – Daisy Farrington
Eddie Wells/Sykes – Paul Dorsey
Benny Barrett/Sir Edward Jones – Sam Black
John Bourne/Adams – Thomas Ghaleb
Whitaker/Kruger – Ben Bubb
Conrad/Others – Connor Coen
Chapple/Lance/Castledine/Charlie – Noι Sebert
Cockburn/Seabrook/Hands – Ahmed Elmusrati
Mrs Kelly/Debbie – Lyra Murray

Other parts played by the Company

Designer: Abby Clarke