Quarndon Amateur Dramatic Society (QUADS)
Amy's View, by David Hare
Tuesday 19th - Friday
22nd May 2009
Amy's View publicity
shot, QUADS May 2009 Production
Photos from rehearsals for
Amy's View are below (click on thumbnails to view larger versions, click
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I've not seen a newspaper review of Amy's
View, if anyone has one, please let me know. Below is a link to the preview
printed in the Derby Evening Telegraph before the first show:
Derby Evening Telegraph Preview of Amy's View
Itís 1979. Esme Allen is a well-known
actress at just the moment when the West End is
ceasing to offer actors a regular way of life. The visit of her young
daughter, Amy, with a new boyfriend sets in train
a series of events which only find their shape sixteen
years later. Playwright David Hare's four-act
family drama mixes love, death and the theatre in an exciting and
original way. Previous productions have included Judi
Dench and Felicity Kendal in the cast and have been performed at the
National Theatre and on Broadway.
Sir David Hare is an English playwright and
theatre and film director. In 1978 his play Plenty
was produced at the National Theatre, followed by A Map of the World in
1983, and Pravda in 1985, co-written with Howard Brenton. David Hare became
the Associate Director of the National Theatre in 1984, and has since seen
many of his plays produced, such as his trilogy of plays Racing Demon,
Murmuring Judges, and The Absence of War.
Hare founded a film company in 1982, and
has written screenplays such as Plenty, Wetherby, Strapless, and Paris by
Night. Hare's awards include the BAFTA Award (1979), the New York Drama
Critics Circle Award (1983), and the London Theatre Critics' Award (1990).
He was knighted in 1998.