Three ages of Alice. 1980, in the afternoon murk of her attic, is Alice losing her grip on reality? 1995, she has summoned a lost love to meet her by the gasworks wall. 2005, at the airport: if the worst has happened, why is it bearable? Director: Ian Rickson Design: Jeremy Herbert Sound: Ian Dickinson Cast: Derbhle Crotty, Christopher Patrick Nolan, John Stahl, Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Townsend. TOM MURPHY is an award-winning writer whose long career was celebrated by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, with a major retrospective of his work in 2001. His plays include THE DRUNKARD, THE HOUSE, THE WAKE, SHE STOOPS TO FOLLY, FAMINE, TOO LATE FOR LOGIC, THE MORNING AFTER OPTIMISM, THE SANCTUARY LAMP, BAILEGANGAIRE, THE GIGLI CONCERT, CONVERSATIONS ON A HOMECOMING and A WHISTLE IN THE DARK. Juliet Stevenson is an award-winning actress who has worked extensively on stage, screen and radio. Recent theatre work includes WE HAPPY FEW (Gieldgud), THE COUNTRY (Royal Court), PRIVATE LIVES (RNT), THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Greenwich / West End). She won the Lawrence Olivier Best Actress award for her role in DEATH AND THE MAIDEN at the Royal Court. Television work includes PIERRPOINT, HEAR THE SILENCE, THE PACT, TRIAL BY FIRE, CIDER WITH ROSIE, STONE, SCISSORS, PAPER, THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE (nominated for Best Actress BAFTA), THE TRIAL. Recent films include EVERY WORD IS TRUE, RED MERCURY RISING, BEING JULIA, MONA LISA SMILE, NICOLAS NICKLEBY, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, IN SEARCH FOR JOHN GISSING and EMMA. Juliet Stevenson won the Evening Standard Best Actress award for her role in TRULY MADLY DEEPLY. Ian Rickson is the Artistic Director of the Royal Court. For the Royal Court his productions include THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL, FALLOUT, THE NIGHT HERON, BOY GETS GIRL, MOUTH TO MOUTH (transferred to Albery Theatre), DUBLIN CAROL, THE WEIR (transferred to the Duke of York, toured to Toronto, Dublin, and the UK), MOJO (Revived at the Duke of Yorks and Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago), THE LIGHTS, PALE HORSE, ASHES AND SAND, and SOME VOICES.
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