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'Like perfect blue skies, first-class new plays are few and far between, but when they appear they send your spirits soaring. Just such a heavenly piece of writing is Under The Blue Sky by David Eldridge.' - Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph – Royal Court Theatre, 2000
Written by David Eldridge, Directed by Anna MackminFrancesca Annis, Lisa Dillon, Nigel Lindsay, Chris O'Dowd, Dominic Rowan and Catherine Tate star in
Under The Blue Sky
Under the Blue Sky is David Eldridge's award-winning, funny and touching play - three subtly connected love stories that reveal in turn the roller-coaster ride of lust in its prime, the sacrifices of a life in public service and its unrequited passions. In the long shadow of the twentieth century, Eldridge’s play is a delicate yet truthful depiction of all the degrees of love - from fondness and affection through the headier extremes of a drunken romp. It gives us an all too recognisable portrayal of the way in which uncertainties, misunderstanding and the unsaid lead to unexpected results for three couples who seem destined never to say the right thing.
The stellar cast includes Francesca Annis (starring roles in numerous theatre and television productions including, most recently Lady Ludlow in the award-winning Cranford for the BBC), Lisa Dillon (many theatre credits including Present Laughter for The National Theatre and alongside Francesca as Mary Smith in Cranford), Chris O’Dowd (Roy in Channel 4’s hit comedy series The IT Crowd), Nigel Lindsay (Lenny in the Almeida’s sell out production of The Homecoming, Channel 4’s Bafta nominated The Relief of Belsen and Jam and Jerusalem for the BBC), Dominic Rowan (Frequent television and stage roles including Catwalk Dogs for ITV and Happy Now? for the National Theatre) and Catherine Tate (Donna Noble in the cult TV series Dr Who, The Catherine Tate Show and Some Girls at the Gielgud Theatre).
Under the Blue Sky first premiered at the Royal Court in 2000, to unanimous critical acclaim. David Eldridge’s many other theatre credits include Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindess for the Royal Court and Market Boy for The National Theatre in 2006. 2004 saw Eldridge’s multi award-wining Festen open at the Almeida Theatre with later transfers to the West End and Broadway.
Under the Blue Sky is directed by Anna Mackmin, who most recently directed David Storey’s In Celebration in the West End, starring Orlando Bloom. She made her National Theatre directorial debut with Burn, Citizenship and Chatroom.
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