Some 34 years after My Brother's Keeper? first played in London; this incisive, funny and affecting play by Nigel Williams has received five and four star reviews from theatre critics. Brilliantly directed by Craig Gilbert an excellent cast: Andy de la Tour, Kathryn Pogson, David Partridge, Josh Taylor, William Reay and Rick James deliver a gritty, moving, witty and touching drama about dysfunctional families.
'A truly beautiful show' UK Theatre Network.
'Triumph from Nigel Williams' Spy in the Stalls.
'A meticulous investigation of the internal gears of a dysfunctional family' Broadway World.
Following a stroke, seventy-four-year-old actor Mr Stone lies dying in a near-empty hospital ward. His two sons, Tony and Sam, together again after several years, try to reconcile their fractured family before it's too late. In doing so, they confront each other, their past, and the imminent loss of their father.
Nigel Williams’ play explores the complexities of adult fraternal bonds, when shared childhoods and personal histories work as hard to repel as they do to bind, and poses the question of whether the shared love of a dying father can overcome the damage done.
Williams’ is an Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe winner for TV drama Skallrigg and Elizabeth I, his latest TV series Catherine The Great due to be released later this staring Helen Mirren.
The production is directed by the New Works Associate of The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse; Craig Gilbert and is staged in support of The Stroke Association.
Genesis 4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?
Mr Stone: Andy de la Tour
Mrs Stone: Kathryn Pogson
Sam Stone: David Partridge
Tony Stone: Josh Taylor
Terry: William Reay
Mr Pittorini: Rick James
Director: Craig Gilbert
Lighting Designer: Chris Withers
Sound Designer: Ben Grant
Set & Costume: Victoria Spewing