After her revival of David Hare’s The Permanent Way in September, I’m delighted to return to The Vaults in October care of producer Debbie Hicks for the UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon…
On a hot summer’s night, deep in the American wilderness, Byron and Ames are reunited by mutual desolation. By the fading light of an eclipsing moon, the pair reflect on love and life over a bottle of whiskey – and as old rivalries flare, their forty-year friendship is put to the test at the barrel of a gun.
“Definitely see this play” – New York Times
Ages of the Moon premiered in Dublin in 2009, starring Stephen Rea and Sean McGinley, and then transferred to New York the following year, with several subsequent productions in North America and Canada.
Christopher Fairbank (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet) and Joseph Marcell (The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) star in this UK premiere production, directed by Alexander Lass, who has also directed The Permanent Way as well as, most recently, 46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios) and No Man’s Land (West End).