by Neil Simon
17 November - 3 December 2016
Director: Gaetano Santo
Assistant Director: Stephanie Gonelli
Production Coordinator: Peter Newling
Written by Neil Simon, America's premier comic playwright, London Suite was first produced on Broadway in 1995.
It is a collection of four short plays set in Room 402 ,a suite of a fashionable old hotel in London. In each story, at various times, Simon sets a different tone, including a thriller, a comedy, a comedy-drama, and a farce.
What ensues includes a conflict between a writer and his financial manager, a daughter trying to couple her widowed mother with an eccentric gentleman, a poignant catch up many years later of a divorced couple, and two frantic American tourists who have lost their Wimbledon tickets and are about to lose their suite to Hollywood actor Kevin Costner.
Brian Cronin & Mark Ferris: Xavier Ryan
Diana Nichols & Dr McMerlin: Janine Evans
Sheryl Semple: Shirley Sydenham
Lauren Semple & Anne Ferris: Kylie Ryan
Grace Chapman: Stephanie Gonelli
Billie Fox & Sidney Nichols: Peter Hatherley
Mrs Sitgood: Judi Clark
Bellman: Jake Privett
Stage Manager: Jake Privett
Lighting/audio operator: Patrick Slee
Set Design & realisation: David Dare
Lighting and Lighting Designs: Patrick Slee
Costume Design team: Jenn Hunt, Mark Blake, Georgia Petanakis, with Tony Tartaro
Poster Design: Janine Evans
Seated L-R: Xavier Ryan, Judi Clark,
Stephanie Gonelli, Peter Hatherley, Janine Evans.
Standing L-R: Jake Privett, Patrick Slee, Gaetano Santo, Shirley Sydeham, Kylie Ryan