Monday, 10 April 2023
17-22 April at 7.30pm
Tickets: £11/ £9
A play by Ronald Harwood
Director: Hannah Stowe
Old age can be a sensitive subject, but "Quartet" by Ronald Harwood proves that it can also be a hilarious one. So, don't miss the chance to see this production at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre between April 17th and April 22nd.
The stage play, which also became the subject of a highly-acclaimed film that featured Billy Connolly and Maggie Smith, focuses on four retired opera singers in a care home. Three of them are trying to persuade the legendary Jean Horton - who is the mother of all prima donnas - to perform at Giuseppe Verdi's Birthday Gala Night.
Their cause is not helped by that fact that Reggie, one of the three, happens to be Jean's ex-husband and is upset he wasn't warned about her recent arrival at the home.
Edmund Tirbutt (See photo), a regular performer at the theatre and a former award-winning stand-up comedian, is playing Wilf – the character portrayed by Connolly in the film version.
He says, "This is undoubtedly the funniest play I have acted in and the strongest cast I've performed with. The other actors have vast experience and extraordinary talent, and I can't wait to hear the audience erupt with laughter."
The Hebden Bridge Little Theatre is a small, dynamic and welcoming theatre group, producing consistently high quality drama. Each year they present a programme of five plays, which seeks to appeal to all tastes.
Performances: Monday to Saturday, 17-22 April 2023, 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £11-£9
Get your tickets now, online at www.hblt.co.uk, or in person, at Innovation, Hebden Bridge.