Jane Asher and her daughter Katie Scarfe will star together in the world premiere of Andrew Keatley’s THE GATHERED LEAVES, directed by Antony Eden, at Park Theatre from Wednesday 15th July to Saturday 15th August, with press night on Thursday 16th July 2015.
The Pennington family have not been in the same room for over 17 years. But on the eve of William’s 75th birthday, all three generations gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them.
If only it were that simple.
The Gathered Leaves is a family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997.
“THE GATHERED LEAVES is a quite terrific play, one of the best I’ve read for a long time. A family saga up there with APOLOGIA and THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANS – and even maybe AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.” Nick Hern, Nick Hern Books
Jane Asher said, “I’ve always believed that theatre should be all about the writer: the actor’s job is to put across the work to its full potential, and to be doing that for the very first time with a brand new play has always been my favourite kind of stage work. So I’m particularly excited about ‘The Gathered Leaves’, not only a brilliant and wonderfully written new play, but being staged in a new, beautiful London theatre. And – I’ve wanted to work with Katie for many years, so when I heard she had been cast as my stage daughter in the play the whole project became even more special. I can’t wait!”
Katie Scarfe said, “I’m thrilled to be working on this exciting new piece of writing at such a vibrant and fresh London venue. It will be fascinating to have the opportunity to use a real relationship to inform an on-stage one, and I can’t wait to start rehearsals.”
Preview: Wednesday 15 July
Press night: Thursday 16 July
Performances 15 July – 15 August
Running Time: TBC
Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk 020 7870 6876
Prices: Preview £15, Full £20 / £25, Concessions £18
£12.50 Tuesdays Residents with N. London postcode or Under 25s
Pay What You Can on any matinee. Bookable from one hour before the performance, in person at the
box office. One ticket per person. Subject to availability.
Thursday 14th May 2015