19 September - 02 October 2010
Directed by Conrad Blakemore
Produced by Sam James
Designed by Nancy Surman
First produced by the Royal Court Theatre in 1965, "The Pope’s Wedding" is a falsely naturalistic drama set in the Essex countryside. Its title referring to an impossible ceremony, Bond’s play paints a portrait of a frustrated, inarticulate, and finally murderous country labourer, dramatising through tragic circumstance and the decline of rural society in the face of post-war urban advances.
"The cast is uniformly excellent, with exceptional contributions from the main couple." ****WHAT'S ON STAGE
"Fight arranger Lawrence Carmichael has given it one of the most unpleasant beatings up you are likely to have seen." -BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
"...brooding, threatening atmosphere..." -CURTAIN UP