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Re: The Sea by Bond in London
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 11:11:12 PM »
London's Courtyard present Edward Bond's The Sea from 6- 11 Dec 2011.
The director is Doug Rollins.

"A wild storm shakes a small  East Anglian seaside village and sets off a series of events that changes the lives of all its residents. The constant presence and the ebb and flow of the sea provides the back drop for Edward Bond's comedy set in the Edwardian period of 1907. THE SEA is a fascinating blend of wild farce, high comedy and biting social satire. It has been described as a cosmically inclined neo-Chekhovian romp  on a par with the current west end  revival of SAVED."

Details are here
www.thecourtyard.org.uk/whatson/234/edward-bonds-the-sea

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The Sea by Bond in London
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 11:36:50 AM »
The Bridewell Theatre present The Sea by Edward Bond from 17-21 Nov 2009.

The director is Ruth Sullivan and their description of the play is "An exciting and unusual play set in a claustrophobic Norfolk town in 1907.  Through the rich and colourful characters it examines the dynamics of a community torn apart by tragedy - the death of a young local man.  Unexpected reactions are provoked with hilarious yet heart-rending consequences in a fascinating blend of dark comedy and social satire.  And perhaps above all, the sea is ever present - cleansing, renewing, evolving...".

Bridewell are amateur company but considerably better than most and they come up with interesting choices of plays.  The Sea was on the West End of London last year, a rare comedy (of sorts) from Bond.

Details are here www.towertheatre.org.uk