The New Vic Theatre’s autumn season has kicked off with Brendan Murray’s heart-warmingly funny Seeing the Lights.
Directed by Peter Leslie Wild (A Fine Bright Day Today and Inherit the Wind, New Vic; Doctors, BBC; The Archers, BBC Radio Drama), the production runs at the theatre-in-the-round from Friday 18 September to Saturday 3 October.
A heart-warming and uplifting drama, the play follows a fractious family arranging a rare get-together for their Mum’s birthday.
Long-suffering Terry is a nurse by day and live-in dogsbody for his Mum by night. As her birthday approaches and the family descends, all she wants is for the whole family to see Blackpool lights again – for old times’ sake. If only things were that simple!
Sister Marion’s finding fault with everything, blue-eyed boy Kenneth still hasn’t arrived – and don’t even mention the canary! Terry’s at the end of his tether. But, when fate intervenes, can they all forgive and forget to make sure Mum gets her special present?
The cast features Oliver Gatz (The Missing, Company Pictures); Karl Haynes (Warhorse, National Theatre); Anna Kirke (The Ladykillers, New Vic); George Potts (Cyrano de Bergerac, Northern Stage and Royal & Derngate, Northampton) and Connie Walker (Top Girls, New Vic).