A contented, happy marriage of 32 years may be in danger when one of the partners unexpectedly gets the chance to follow a path to an exciting new life. Should they do so at the expense of the other’s happiness and security? How does the one left behind cope with the convulsive shock of an abrupt termination of life together? How will their adult daughter react to this cataclysmic betrayal?
With Rachel O’Neill, last seen as Phyllis in Season’s Greetings, and Marcus Whitfield whose most recent appearance was as Tonino and Zanetto in The Venetian Twins, this promises to be an absorbing evening of drama which challenges notions of honour, loyalty, the sense of decency and the belief that love will prevail.
Director, Heather Bradford said: "Honour surveys the emotional terrain of a familiar story and considers how power shifts in disrupted relationships. It shows that the consequences of an impulsive act can be interpreted in different ways. Often compared with Pinter’s Betrayal, Joanna Murray-Smith’s sharp, quick-witted dialogue will give you an unflinchingly clear portrait of marital crack-up."
Tickets: £10, Students, £11 first night and Matinee, £13 obtainable online chesiltheatre.org.uk
Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith
Performances 17 - 24 November
Matinee Saturday 24 November 2.30pm
Directed by Heather Bradford