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The Time of Your Life

Finborough Theatre
26 November - 21 December 2008
The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

By William Saroyan

First Revival of Pulitzer Prize winning American/Armenian play since the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1983.

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"In the time of our life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it."

1939.  Nick’s Pacific Street Saloon: a seedy San Francisco honky-tonk, and way-station welcoming lost souls of all kinds.  In strides Kitty Duvall: internationally renowned Burlesque dancer… or “two-dollar whore” (no one can be too sure).

While open-hearted, open-handed Joe sets up his flunky, Tom, to woo the angelic Kitty, he also helps a would-be dancer to fulfil his lifelong dream. We meet a lovelorn young man searching for love at the end of a telephone, a longshoreman with the soul of a poet, slumming society swells, and a boozy old coot muttering in the corner about the abyss the world may fall into at any moment…

A rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers.

Featuring the largest cast ever assembled at the Finborough Theatre.

The Time of Your Life is the first play to win both the New York Drama Critics Circle award and the Pulitzer Prize; has been produced four times on Broadway; was filmed in 1948, starring James Cagney; and twice filmed for TV. It was last seen in the UK in a star-studded Royal Shakespeare Company production in 1983.

Creative Team

Cast: Larissa Archer
  Jack Baldwin
  Anne Bird
  Natalie Britton
  Tanya Cooke
  Alastair Cumming
  Alex Dee
  Robin Dunn
  John Eastman
  Brett Findlay
  Omar Ibrahim
  Payman Jaberi
  Annie Julian
  Anthony Kinahan
  Gwilym Lloyd
  Kevin Millington
  David Palliser
  Giles Roberts
  Matthew Roberts
  Andy Root
  Maeve Ryan
  Nicola Sangster
  Hannah Scott
  Emma Vane
  Harry Waller
   
Director: Max Lewendel
Producers: Aaron Prior
Tessa Sowry
Assoc Producer: John Paul Micallef
Asst Director: Elizabeth Elstub
Bethany Pitt
Set Designer: Christopher Hone
Costume Design: Natasha Ward
Costume Asst: Hannah Gibbs
Sound Designer: Joseph Thorpe
LX Designer: Matthew Newbury
Stage Manager: Bekah Wackenfeld
DSM: Caroline Saunders
Graphic Design: Harry Osborne
Photographer: Arno

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