Book now for Woodhouse Player’s latest production ‘Honour’ by Joanna Murray Smith.
First produced in Melbourne in 1995, then at the National Theatre in 2003, reviews described as this play as “an absolute gem”. It takes a wrenchingly honest look at a familiar theme — the break up of a thirty-two year marriage.
The comfortable existence of literary critic George, his devoted wife Honor and daughter Sophie is shattered by the arrival of ambitious young journalist Claudia. Not only does Claudia take Honor’s husband but she berates the older woman for sacrificing her early talent for writing.
However, the shifting power play between the four characters brings surprising twists as they question the very nature of love. What is more important – passion or shared history and commitment? Is love essentially selfish? Or do the compromises involved prevent individual fulfillment? The bittersweet themes are explored with frankness and humour.
The play contains some strong language and sexual content.
- Fri 1 June 2012, 8pm
- Sat 2 June 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
- Fri 8 June 2012, 8pm
- Sat 9 June 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
Welsh Church Hall, 879 High Road Leytonstone E11 1HR
£8 (£5 concessions)
- Online on www.woodhouseplayers.co.uk
- Phone reservations 020 8504 3872
Photos © Jeannette Tucker