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