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The Five Stages of Waiting at Tristan Bates Theatre

The Five Stages of WaitingVertical Line Theatre in association with Greenwich Theatre presents The Five Stages of Waiting By Caro Dixey, Directed by Sophie Moniram as part of the Camden Fringe at Tristan Bates Theatre.

From a once close family, sisters Sarah, Jen and Liz have had very little to do with each other in adulthood. Their lives have drifted in opposite directions and jealousy and pride has magnified their differences. This all changes as the sisters are reunited by the devastating news that their mother has a brain tumour. Suddenly these strong, intelligent women are left helpless to do anything but wait, suffocated by fear, in a world controlled by doctors. Before they can find the strength to deal with their mother’s illness, these women must learn to be sisters again; they must learn to love each other and themselves again.

Playwright, Caro Dixey says: “Hospitals are a great leveler. It doesn’t matter how much money, status, or intellect you might have we are all the same when we step through the doors of a hospital. As an aside, now I have spent some time working in a hospital I have become aware of the only currency that can make a difference to the way you are treated within those walls and that currency is based on manners.

Written by Caro Dixey in 2011, The Five Stages of Waiting was first performed as an extract at Greenwich Theatre as part of the first of Vertical Line Theatre’s highly successful new writing event, LineUp in February 2013. A powerful piece of excellent new writing, The Five Stages of Waiting was chosen to be developed as a full production for the Camden Fringe by Vertical Line Theatre establishing LineUp as an effective platform for launching new work and new practitioners. Since then The Fives Stages of Waiting has been developed with the help of Greenwich Theatre and The Old Red Lion Theatre.

Listings Information
The Tristan Bates Theatre
4th August 2014- Saturday 9th August 2014
Tickets: £12/£9
Running Time: 75 minutes (approx.)
020 7240 6283

Wednesday 11th June 2014


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