The Royal Exchange Theatre presents
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Sarah Frankcom | Designed by Fly Davis
14 September – 14 October
A landmark of 20th century drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exploration of human existence, OUR TOWN, will be uniquely redefined for the present day in Sarah Frankcom’s intimate new in-the-round production, placing the people of the city of Manchester firmly at the heart of the action.
On designer Fly Davis‘ set, audience members can choose to join the actors on stage, in their homes and at their kitchen tables as OUR TOWN becomes everybody’s town.
OUR TOWN is performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors led by Youssef Kerkour as Stage Manager, Norah Lopez Holden as Emily Webb, Patrick Elue as George Gibbs, Carla Henry as Mrs. Julia Gibb, Nicolas Khan as Dr. Gibbs, Graeme Hawley as Mr. Webb and Wyllie Longmore as Professor Willard.
Love and marriage, birth and death. Seen from a distance they’re just the rhythm of everyday life: but when you’re caught up in the middle and they’re happening to you, they’re the whole world.
OUR TOWN tells the story of Emily and George, two unremarkable teenagers growing up in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the last century. You’re invited to eavesdrop on this tightly wound community as events unfold – both the apparently trivial and the deeply profound – across the course of a decade.
The cast is completed by Patricia Allison, Kelly Hotten, Chris Jack, Luke Matthews, Tarek Merchant, Nadia Nadarajah, Michael Peace and Eamonn Riley.
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