The Breath of Life – by Sir David Hare

june, 2023

01jun7:30 pmThe Breath of Life - by Sir David HareA wife is confronted by her husband’s lover in a fascinating morality tale from one of the UK’s leading dramatists.


Event Details

Thursday 1st June 2023 at 7.30pm

Doors & bar open at 7.00pm

Tickets: £15

Tickets are available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

Old School Theatre present The Breath of Life by Sir David Hare. 

When Madeleine is confronted by Frances, the wife of the man with whom she had a torrid, adulterous affair over 40 years, the air is fraught with tension and unresolved emotions. Over the course of 36 hours the two women reflect on their lives and perceived relationship with the man they both loved. 

Originally playing to sell out audiences in The West End with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in 2002, this new production is a rare chance to revive a seminal performance. Directed by Henry Tebbutt, Suzannah Pickering and Nina Trebilcock brilliantly reprise the two middle aged women going head- to-head, trying to make sense of the deceit, hopes, dreams and the naivety of youth. Together they explore the shared experience of loving the same man. 

The performance will end approx. 9.30pm including an interval. 



(Thursday) 7:30 pm