Amy's View

by David Hare

Amy's View had 4 performances over 14 years ago (between the 31st of March 2004 and the 3rd of April 2004) at The Riverhouse Barn

This play by one of our finest living playwrights, mixes love, death and the theatre in an original way. Funny, moving and fascinating, the play traces actress Esme Allen's changing relationships with her daughter, her in-laws, her male neighbour and, above all, her art.

In 1979 Esme is a well-known actress at a time when the West End is ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her only daughter, Amy, with her new boyfriend sets in train a series of events which culminate some sixteen years later.

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Amy - Lisette Henry

Ages from 23 to 37. Esme's loving daughter

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Esme - Frankie Godliman

ages from 49 to late 60s. A RADA trained actress, sensitive and intense, her obvious vulnerability makes people want to protect her.

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Dominic - Adam Roberts

Ages from 22 to 36. Amy's boyfriend and later husband. Attractive and opinionated, can be bad-tempered and suffers from depression.

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Evelyn - Gillian Smithies

Ages from 78 to 92. Esme's mother in law. A little eccentric. A former art teacher she becomes mentally and physically frail during the course of the play

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Frank - Keith Bollands

Aged from early 50s to late 60s. Esme's neighbour and financial adviser. Easy-going, amicable, cultured and charming.

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Toby - Nick Lund

A young, blithe, novice actor who appears with Esme in a successful West End play. Act 4 only.

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Director - Judith Dolley

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Stage Manager - Clare Pinnock

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Lighting - Bill Payne

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Sound - Ian Santry

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Set Design and Construction - John Godliman