A DRAMA club in Oxfordshire will be performing Abandonment by Kate Atkinson next month.

Abingdon Drama Club will be performing the show, directed by Susi Dalton, from Wednesday, November 23 until Saturday, November 26 at the Unicorn Theatre in Checker Walker.

The show is about Elizabeth, performed by Laura King, who is forty-something, childless, recently separated and just wants to be alone.

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She's moved into her new house. It’s a converted Victorian mansion, alive with history, character, woodworm and dry rot. But worse than that, she's continually being invaded by people.

Her best friend Susie, played by Maria Crocker, her sister Kitty, played by Rachael Morris, their mother Ina, played by Jennifer Cowling, the builder Callum, played by Leon Witcomb, and a photographer Alec, played by Arthur Blake, are all determined to make their mark.

Ms Dalton said: “I first heard about the play from a colleague who had seen the it at the Edinburgh Festival. I fell in love with it immediately and jumped at the chance to direct it for Abingdon Drama Club.

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“It is always difficult to cast great plays at ADC simply because of the depth of talent we have. I’m proud to say the cast we chose are just perfect for the various roles and knowing we will be performing in the wonderful and old Unicorn Theatre adds an extra dimension to the play”.

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Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions. To book, or for more information, visit: abingdon-drama-club.com


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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