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Old Bags

A New Incisive Comedy Drama about Dementia and Ageing

12th October to 16th October, 2010

At New Wimbledon Studio

Six shows: 5 at 7:45 and Saturday matinee at 3pm

 

"So much old stuff! It makes me sick. Most of the oldies' houses are all alike. Same old smell, same furniture, old pictures."

Days pass with unceasing repetitions in the life of two people, Vivian and Dorian. Vivian, an Irish lady in her seventies, widow of a British Army official, ignores the first signs of dementia. Dorian, like a hamster on wheel, questions his place in the rat race. Old Bags, an incisive new comedy drama, tells two stories, two journeys, of two unlikely companions, through laughter and tears.

Cast
Vivian: Sibeal McGuinne
Dorian : Martin Aukland
Sandra: Lilia Vara
Gloria: Suni La

Creative/Production Team
Set Designer: Ricardo Pardo
Costume Designer: Orietta Araya
Lighting Designer: Azusa Ono
Composer/Music Designer: Andy Higgs
Sound Designer: Simon McCabe
Movement Director: Annarita Mazzilli

Assistant Director Assistant Stage Manager: Marija Djacenko

Trainee Producer Assistant: Camilla Halford
Production Administrator:Giovanna Loiotile

Directed by Jonathan Man

Written by Mary Mazzilli

Produced by David Albrecht (Press Contact)

“This is a beautiful and poetic insight into ageing from a very exciting writer…The plot of this finely tuned play is an excellent example of craftsmanship …excellent Martin Aukland as Dorian ….fantastic script”

Four Stars - Fringe Review

 

“The production is extremely well directed and professional throughout… Lilia Vara who plays both Anne and Dorian's girlfriend Sandra almost simultaneously at times … handles both very capably and differently which is not an easy challenge…an emotive work beneficial to theatre and all those who see it”

Three stars - Remote Goat

 

"Sibéal McGuinne gives a very poetic and touching performance as Vivian. Vivian’s scenes with Gloria (an impressive Suni La) are both tender and disturbing...the writing is of extremely high quality"

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