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Basil and Beattie

By Linda Brogan

Year staged: 2004

Opening night: 22/04/2004

Theatre Company: Royal Exchange Theatre; 1976-

Staged in: Royal Exchange Theatre

Cast Size: 5


Basil and Beattie are finding the golden years of their lives somewhat tarnished, locked together with only physical infirmity and mental deterioration for company. Their presumably once-sparky relationship has become bitter and fractious. Skeletons rattle in cupboards, and ghosts haunt their heads and their home, while fear of the future, despair with the present and disappointment in the past close in on their diminishing world.


Listen to an extract of the play here (link opens a new tab).

Original Cast

Wyllie Longmore


Eileen O'Brien


Donna Alexander


Denise Orita


Production Team

Mark Distin

Lighting Designer

Sarah Frankcom


Angela Simpson


Robert Donnelly-Jackson


Wyllie Longmore

Dialect Coach

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