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THE ANNIVERSARY
 

a black comedy in three acts,
written
in 1966
by Bill MacIlwraith

 

Set in South London in 1966:
The central character in 'The Anniversary' is dear old Mum who keeps a tight hold on her three sons, binding them to her with gifts, threats and ruthless exploitation of their weaknesses. But as the family is unwillingly brought together to celebrate Mum's wedding anniversary (regardless of deceased Dad), revolt is in the air. Middle son Terry gathers the courage to tell mum he is emigrating with his family to Canada and youngest son Tom breaks the news of his impending marriage. Mum fights back with every weapon in her formidable armoury..... but will her long ascendancy be broken at last?

 

 

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THIS PRODUCTION TOURED TO

The Hawth-Crawley, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, The Pier Theatre, Bournemouth, New Arts Exchange-Nottingham, Victoria Hall-Tisbury, Rondo Theatre-Bath, Players Theatre-Thame, The Mill Arms-Romsey, Fisherton Mill-Salisbury, New Theatre-Exeter, Marine Theatre-Lyme Regis, Blackmore Theatre-Exmouth,
Winsford Village Hall, Exmoor, Cadeleigh Arms-Tiverton