'I don't want to die. I don't want to die like that!'
Ever threatening to fracture and disappoint, normal life is not as the young Susan Traherne imagined it when working for the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War. Dissatisfied with marriage, decorum, and the corruptive banalities of everyday life, Susan increasingly retreats into memories of the past as a way to endure. First performed at the National Theatre in 1978, 'Plenty' showcases David Hare’s typically cinematic style as he explores female autonomy, mental health, and British post-war reconstruction.
Character-led and brutal in its realism, this production will resonate with anyone whose hopes and aspirations have ever been disappointed. With a time span of two decades, a famously challenging non-linear narrative, and the very best of Oxford University's acting talent, Keble O'Reilly's production of 'Plenty' is not one to be missed.
Performances run from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th Feb. Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. There will also be a matinee on Saturday 14th Feb at 2.30pm.