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Chairs, The

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About the Show Less...

An elderly couple greets invisible guests who have come to hear a message. Read More >

Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 absurdist play, The Chairs, focuses on an elderly couple, who are preparing chairs to welcome invisible guests to their formal party. They talk with their unseen visitors, reminisce about their lives, and ultimately depart, leaving the Orator, the only visible guest, to deliver a momentous message.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/11/2006

Opening Night: 13/11/2006

Closing Night: 09/12/2006

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Cast & Creative


Director - Thea Sharrock

Designer - Jeremy Herbert

Choreographer - Scarlett Mackmin

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Eugène Ionesco

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