Brighton Open Air Theatre (BOAT) - August 2022

An original stage play by Michael Aitkens, based on the popular BAFTA nominated TV Series. 

“If there was any justice, instead of farting about on SAGA cruises we would be doing loads of drugs and bonking ourselves into oblivion!” 

Reminiscent of when the Rolling Stones got their bus passes, the TV characters you know and love are brilliantly re-imagined for today, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer.

At Bayview Retirement Village, feisty, retired war zone reporter Diana Trent conspires with new and eccentric resident raver Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager Harvey Baines his comeuppance, with unexpectedly heart-warming results. 

A love story.

Cast includes: Nathan Ariss, Nick Bartlett & Sarah Mann

Sarah Mann Company return to BOAT, following smash-hits Abigail’s Party (2020) and The Lady in the Van (2021). Reviews for The Lady in the Van:

“Beyond a five star performance” The Latest 

“Cast of seven consummate performers” The Sussex Newspaper 

“Comic and deeply touching” Fringe Review  

Run time: 105 minutes

Age recommendation: 15+

Waiting for God Cast List

Diana Trent – Sarah Mann
Tom Ballard – Nathan Ariss
Harvey Baines – Nick Bartlett
Jane Edwards – Winnie Ikediashi
Sarah Chase – Sarah Anne Barfoot
Geoffrey Ballard – Jack Kristiansen
Dennis Sparrow?basil the bAyview stud/Doctor Henry – Paul Moriarty
Milly Dawkins/Undertaker – Sue Burchett
Directed by Nick Bartlett & Nathan Ariss
ASM – Nadia Bartlett & Lottie Johnson
FOH – Sue Burchett
TSM – Giles Wood
Set and costume designer – Sean Chapman
Poster and flyer Designer – Jim Stokes
Original phot – Tarquin Mills

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