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  • Playwright

    Edna O'Brien 

  • Setting

    England, the present day.

  • Synopsis

    When a captivating young woman enters the life of the quixotic Mr. Berry, his desperation to ensure her return causes him to start secretly giving away his wife's clothes in exchange for elocution lessons - but as the redoubtable Mrs Berry searches for an explanation to her fast-diminishing wardrobe, he soons finds that both his relationships are increasingly under threat.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Mr Berry Niall Buggy
Mrs Berry Brenda Blethyn
Hazel Beth Cooke
Production Team  
Director Braham Murray
Designer Simon Higlett
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Pete Rice
Fight Director Renny Krupinski
Composer Akintayo Akinbode
Stage Manager Julia Wade
Deputy Stage Manager Tracey Fleet
Assistant Stage Manager Janine Bardsley
Costume Supervisor Lucy Woodcock
Dresser Thea Kay
Hair & Make-Up Jo Shepstone
Props Neil Gidley

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD)

  • Address

    55 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1BS

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7344 1000

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.