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Cheadle Hulme

Wife After Death by Eric Chappell

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects.

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Wife After Death by Eric Chappell
Wife After Death by Eric Chappell

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14 May 2024, 19:45 – 22:00

Cheadle Hulme, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8 5EX, UK

About the event

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There's Harvey, who wrote Dave's material; Vi, Harvey's wife; Kevin, Dave's agent, and Kevin's wife Jane. Dave's glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave's ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the "real" Dave.

Act II opens three weeks later for the disposal of Dave's ashes. The atmosphere is tense, but as more truths are revealed, even from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh.

Directed by Libby Burke.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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