Ladies in Lavender

Starring Penny Cook & Sharon Flanagan

For two sisters living in a remote village on the Cornish coast, an exciting day means hot cocoa in bed.

Then, as if from a fairy tale, a mysterious young man washes up on the shore. As Ursula and Janet nurse him back to health, the handsome stranger’s presence stirs up long dormant emotions of love lost…and love never found. Set in the long shadow of World War I, this tender tale blooms like a late summer rose. Coming direct to the Joan from the Ensemble Theatre. Adapted from the screenplay of the Judi Dench and Maggie Smith film, by Charles Dance.

“A thumping good play. Beautifully measured, touching and often very funny.”
Bath Chronicle

“Tender, beautiful and emotionally moving.”
British Theatre Guide

“…this well-rounded and technically adroit production, directed by Nicole Buffoni, is emotionally satisfying. Penny Cook and Sharon Flanagan are expertly matched …” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

“Ladies in Lavender  is charming and consistently wryly and acidly funny as well as  touching.” Diana Simmonds, Stagenoise

“Director Nicoli Buffoni steers this gentle, conventional, well crafted play well and with the help of her talented cast brings out all of the play’s delicate nuances. LADIES IN LAVENDER plays out like a sad, lilting ballad- wistful and full of longing….”  David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide.

“Direction of the piece by Nicole Buffoni is charming and lighthearted, with a respectful attitude towards its senior characters that encourages us to look at them with more complexity than we might usually do…Ladies In Lavender is essentially about celebrating life and mortality, and we should remember to be overjoyed at being part of it all.” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

RUNNING TIME:
2 HRS 20 MINUTES (APPROX)

SINGLE TICKETS $55 ADULT / $50 CONCESSION OR PUT THIS IN YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACK TO SAVE BETWEEN $5-$15 PER TICKET!

MATINEE CLUB – 21 AUGUST 11AM

Tickets $30 – Seniors

Adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna from the screenplay of the Judi Dench and Maggie Smith film, by Charles Dance.

Based on a short story by William Locke

Directed by Nicole Buffoni

An Ensemble Theatre production

ensemble logo

Gael Ballantyne
Penny Cook
Sharon Flanagan
Lisa Gormley
Benjamin Hoetjes
Daniel Mitchell

  • Friday, Aug 21 2015 11:00am
  • Friday, Aug 21 2015 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 22 2015 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 22 2015 8:00pm

For two sisters living in a remote village on the Cornish coast, an exciting day means hot cocoa in bed.

Then, as if from a fairy tale, a mysterious young man washes up on the shore. As Ursula and Janet nurse him back to health, the handsome stranger’s presence stirs up long dormant emotions of love lost…and love never found. Set in the long shadow of World War I, this tender tale blooms like a late summer rose. Coming direct to the Joan from the Ensemble Theatre. Adapted from the screenplay of the Judi Dench and Maggie Smith film, by Charles Dance.

“A thumping good play. Beautifully measured, touching and often very funny.”
Bath Chronicle

“Tender, beautiful and emotionally moving.”
British Theatre Guide

“…this well-rounded and technically adroit production, directed by Nicole Buffoni, is emotionally satisfying. Penny Cook and Sharon Flanagan are expertly matched …” Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald

“Ladies in Lavender  is charming and consistently wryly and acidly funny as well as  touching.” Diana Simmonds, Stagenoise

“Director Nicoli Buffoni steers this gentle, conventional, well crafted play well and with the help of her talented cast brings out all of the play’s delicate nuances. LADIES IN LAVENDER plays out like a sad, lilting ballad- wistful and full of longing….”  David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide.

“Direction of the piece by Nicole Buffoni is charming and lighthearted, with a respectful attitude towards its senior characters that encourages us to look at them with more complexity than we might usually do…Ladies In Lavender is essentially about celebrating life and mortality, and we should remember to be overjoyed at being part of it all.” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See

RUNNING TIME:
2 HRS 20 MINUTES (APPROX)

SINGLE TICKETS $55 ADULT / $50 CONCESSION OR PUT THIS IN YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACK TO SAVE BETWEEN $5-$15 PER TICKET!

MATINEE CLUB – 21 AUGUST 11AM

Tickets $30 – Seniors

Adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna from the screenplay of the Judi Dench and Maggie Smith film, by Charles Dance.

Based on a short story by William Locke

Directed by Nicole Buffoni

An Ensemble Theatre production

ensemble logo

Gael Ballantyne
Penny Cook
Sharon Flanagan
Lisa Gormley
Benjamin Hoetjes
Daniel Mitchell

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