The Veil
by Conor McPherson
31st March - 8th April 2017
~ Directed by Andy Lee ~

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May 1822, rural Ireland: The defrocked Reverend Berkeley arrives at the crumbling former glory of Mount Prospect House to accompany seventeen year-old Hannah to England. She is to be married off to a Marquis in order to resolve the debts of her mother's estate

However, compelled by the strange voices that haunt his beautiful young charge and a fascination with the psychic current that pervades the house, Berkeley proposes a séance, the consequences of which are catastrophic.

Set around a haunted house hemmed in by a restive, starving populace, Conor McPherson's new play weaves Ireland's troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental and the circularity of time.

A beautifully lyrical study of the existence of supernatural forces and the frailty of the human heart.

Cast
Siobhan ElamMrs.Goulding
Jo ManserClare Wallace
Jackie LawnMaria Lambroke (Grandie)
Chris JanesMr Fingal
Jim MarkeyReverend Berkerley
Andy HowellCharles Audelle
Laura BrendishHannah Lambroke
Hazel HallidayMadeline Lambroke
Crew
Derek PalmerStage Manager
Tony Mason Sound
Derek PalmerLighting Designer
Claudia McKelveyPrompt
Roger JohnsonAsst.Stage Manager
Maddie LeeLighting Assistant
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Hannah LeonardLighting Assistant
Angela ReissProps

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Richard Henderson