2022 AMY'S VIEW
By David Hare
Directed by Tim Williams
Season: 25 March - 9 April 2022
Amy’s View takes the audience on a tense and emotional journey with a strong mother and her loving daughter. Beginning in 1979, Amy Thomas finds herself caught between a mother she adores, but who also represents the past, and Dominic Tyghe, the problematic love of her life and questionable symbol of the future.
Esme Allen is a well-known West End actress who is navigating the moment when the West End’s theatres are failing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young daughter, Amy, with her new boyfriend, Dominic, sets in train a series of events which only find their shape sixteen years later. Her introduction to Dominic begins a running argument about the value of the arts and this becomes inextricably bound up with marital relations, love, fidelity, and integrity.
Amy’s View is a powerhouse of a play demanding tour-de-force performances from its cast who must 'grow in their roles' over a sixteen year period from 1979-1995.
‘a diffuse, incisive, funny, moving, difficult, fascinating play…’ – The Times
‘David Hare’s masterpiece.’ – Daily Mail
ESME ALLEN: 49. A West End actress of some repute - JOANNE ST CLAIR
AMY THOMAS: 23. Her daughter – ‘has an unmistakable air of quiet resolution’ - ROSE HARVEY
DOMINIC TYGHE: 22. The boyfriend – good-looking, intense, talented, ambitious - SIMON BARNETT
EVELYN THOMAS: late 70s. Esme’s mother-in-law – (delightful supporting role) - JILL MORRELL
FRANK ODDIE: 56. Esme’s neighbour and friend – (supporting role) - STEVE MARVANEK
TOBY COLE:(18-22) A West End actor – (cameo role) - JACKSON BARNARD
Fri 25th, Sat 26th March 2022 at 8pm
Fri 1st, Sat 2nd April 2022 at 8pm
Fri 8th, Sat 9th April 2022 at 8pm
Matinees: Sun 27th March and Sun 3rd April 2022 at 4pm
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling