A bitter-sweet comedy about facing the end. 

Bright, witty, and fiercely independent, Isabel is not ready to let go just yet. 

In a series of encounters with an old friend and her two sons, by turns funny, startling and poignant, home truths are exchanged, and her past begins to emerge. As Isabel confronts her own hidden regrets and family secrets, we learn what hides below the surface of this proud mother, wife, and friend. Finally, Isabel is able to make peace with her life and say goodbye.

Stage and screen actress Dame Penelope Keith will collaborate once again with director Alan Strachan and designer Simon Higlett for Two Cigarettes in the Dark, a brand new play by Stephen Wyatt.

Presented by JONATHAN CHURCH PRODUCTIONS and CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE PRODUCTIONS.

Credits

Playwright: Stephen Wyatt
Director: Alan Strachan
Cast: Dame Penelope Keith
Designer: Simon Higlett

Quotes from the creators

“Following this difficult period for regional theatres I am delighted to be bringing this new play to a group of theatres and audiences who have been important to me over the years. When I read Stephen’s touching and amusing play which has at its centre a (rare to find) role for an actress of a certain age, I knew immediately I wanted to play the part and bring this play to audiences across the country.”

Dame Penelope Keith