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The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

August 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2010.


by Yasmina Reza

“One of my most enjoyable nights at the theatre”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
John Garland


Mark Best – Marc

Rols Ham-Riche [Roland Hamilton] – Serge

Ryan Lainchbury – Yvan


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Hem Cleveland

Lighting & Sound – Mike Medway

Sound Recordings – Bob Ryder

Props – Margaret Davy

Props – Sue Whittaker

Workshop Team – Sue Chaplin

Workshop Team – Dave Collis

Workshop Team – David Comber

Workshop Team – Margaret Davy

Workshop Team – Sheila Neesham

Workshop Team – Martin Oakley

Poster Design – Judith Berrill

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Production Photos – Lucien Bouchy

The ‘Canvas’ – Sue Chaplin

Front of House – Betty Dawes


Programme Note #1: Art

JG wrote: “Throughout our lives we meet many people. Some are important to us for short periods of time, while others remain friends for many years. Some we see every day, while others we contact just once a year. What makes friendship work? Like all relationships, they need to be nurtured – we need to try to support our friends hen they need us and forgive them if they are unable to always be there for us.

Within a group of friends there need to be people who take different rôles to to keep the group together. If one person’s circumstances change, everyone needs to adapt to that change, or the group will splinter. This play is not about Art, it is about what happens when a piece of art becomes more important than a friendship.

I am fortunate to have many different groups of friends – from school, work, sport and theatre – and I thank them for always being there when I need them.”