85-year-old Marjorie (Anne Reid) - who is rapidly losing touch with reality - has a handsome new companion who mysteriously is able to recall the story of her life for her. Who is he and where did he come from?
This Pulitzer Prize nominated play explores the mysteries of human identity and whether artificial intelligence is a possible substitute for human emotion.
MEET THE CAST
Nancy Carroll’s theatre credits include Manor, The Magistrate, After the Dance (Oliver Award and Evening Standard Award for Best Actress), Man of Mode, The Voysey Inheritance, The False Servant, The Talking Cure and The Enchantment (all at the National Theatre); Betrayal (Theatre Royal Bath); You Never Can Tell (Garrick); The Duck House (Vaudeville); The Deep Blue Sea, The Lady’s Not for Burning and Cocktails, Coward and Cabaret (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre); Young Marx (Bridge Theatre); Woyzeck (The Old Vic); Closer and The Recruiting Officer (Donmar); House of Games, King Lear (Ian Charleson Commendation) and Waste (Almeida Theatre); See How They Run (Duchess); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Theatres; Ian Charleson Commendation); Arcadia (Duke of York’s); Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (Ian Charleson Commendation); Twelfth Night, As You Like It, A Winter’s Tale and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (RSC), Mammals (Bush Theatre) and Still Life and The Astonished Heart (Liverpool Playhouse).
Her radio credits include The Nazis: The Road to Power, On Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, Someone at a Distance, Curtain Call, Five Days in May, The Plantagenets, Fatal Lions, Publish and Be Damned and The Marlowe Sessions.
For television, her work includes Father Brown (series 1-10), Murder in Provence, Lewis, Words of the Titanic, Stephen, The Crown (series 3-4), Agatha Raisin, Queens of Mystery, Will, Prime Suspect 1973, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Call the Midwife, Cambridge Spies; Beirut and Midsomer Murders; and for film, The Gathering Storm, Iris, An Ideal Husband and Magic Mike’s Last Dance.
Richard Fleeshman’s theatre work includes: Andy in Company (Gielgud; Olivier Award nomination), Sam Wheat in Ghost – The Musical (original West End and Broadway cast; WhatsonStage and BroadwayWorld awards for Best Actor), Bobby Strong in Urinetown (St James), Warner in Legally Blonde (Savoy), George in Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre), Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls (UK tour) and Gideon Fletcher in The Last Ship (UK tour). Television and film work includes: The Sandman (Netflix); Reign (Warner Bros); Deep Heat, Blue Murder, Midsomer Murders, Monday Monday and Coronation Street (ITV) ; Call the Midwife, All the Small Things (BBC); Chivalry (Channel 4); Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu); An Angel for May, Deadly Admirer, The Gallery, A Christmas No 1 (Sky); RIPD: Rise Of The Damned (Universal). Richard can currently be seen playing Lt. James Brice in The Ark (Syfy).
Tony Jayawardena’s theatre credits include: The Fir Tree, Christmas at the Snow Globe, Lions and Tigers and Twelfth Night (all at Shakespeare’s Globe); Antigone (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park); The Father and the Assassin and England People Very Nice (National Theatre); East Is East (Birmingham Rep/National); The Invisible Hand and White Teeth (The Kiln); Hobson’s Choice (Royal Exchange); Young Marx (The Bridge Theatre); The Tempest, The Roaring Girl, The Arden of Faversham and The White Devil (The RSC); The Invisible Hand (Tricycle); and Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre).
Tony’s television credits include: Avoidance, The Crown, The Duchess, Ackley Bridge, The Tunnel, Holby City, The Windsors, Strikeback, Cuckoo, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and Silent Witness.
Film credits include: A Street Cat Named Bob, The Cook, Jadoo, Trance, The Wedding Video and A Bunch of Amateurs.
Anne Reid’s theatre credits include Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance (Vaudeville) directed by Dominic Dromgoole, Hedda Gabler (Old Vic), Dimetos (Donmar Warehouse), Into the Woods (Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House), The York Realist (Royal Court and Strand), Alan Bennett’s Enjoy (Nottingham Playhouse), Out of This World (Chichester Festival Theatre), Fracked! (Chichester and UK tour) and The Epitaph for George Dillon (Comedy; Olivier Award nomination).
Anne can soon be seen in the upcoming factual drama The Sixth Commandment for BBC One. Her other television credits include Sanditon on ITV, Russell T. Davies’ Years & Years for BBC/HBO and dinnerladies for BBC. Recent film credits include SAS: Red Notice, Aeronauts and The Nest. In 2003 Anne appeared in Roger Michell’s The Mother alongside Daniel Craig, a performance for which she was named British Actress of the Year in the London Critics Circle Film Awards and received various other Best Actress nominations, including from BAFTA, BIFA and the European Film Awards. In 2013 she also earned a Best Leading Actress BAFTA TV nomination for her performance as Celia in the BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax, a role she reprised for four seasons. .
She also provided the voice of Wendolene in the Oscar-winning Nick Park animation A Close Shave.
Director Dominic Dromgoole was the Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe from 2006 to 2016. Previously Dominic was the Artistic Director of the Oxford Stage Company (now Headlong) from 1997 to 2005, New Writing Director at the Old Vic in 1997, and Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre from 1990 to 1996. Since leaving the Globe in 2016, Dominic Dromgoole has directed one film, Making Noise Quietly, and produced six including The Man In the Hat, Pond Life and Simon Amstell’s Benjamin. With his company Classic Spring, he presented the Oscar Wilde Season in the Vaudeville, where he directed the first play A Woman of No Importance. Dominic is also the author of The Full Room: An A-Z of Contemporary Playwriting, Will and Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life (winner of the inaugural Sheridan Morley award), Hamlet: Globe to Globe and his most recent book is Astonish Me! First Nights That Changed the World which was published in October 2022.
Writer Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play premièred at the Mark Taper Forum/Center Theater Group in Los Angeles in September 2014 and had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons.
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