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These Halcyon Days (Landmark Productions)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Heart-warming and tear jerking in equal measure, ‘These Halcyon Days’ is the bitter-sweet tale of Sean, a wheelchair-bound man rotting with inertia in a retirement home, and Patricia, a stubborn, feisty new arrival with no intention of sticking about and grabbing a Zimmer frame. As friendship blossoms, their personalities shine; Sean’s impassioned Henry V soliloquy is one of the most heart-breaking things you’ll see this year whilst Patricia’s sunbathing antics in the back-garden are a true reminder of what it is to be young at heart. A brutally honest account of loneliness and the unavoidable ravages of ageing, and a moving reminder that “old men forget, yet all shall be forgot”.

Assembly Hall, until 25 Aug (not 7, 12, 18, 19) 11.00am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Sharp]