23 to 30 June 2001


in the theatre Upstairs




by Stephen Bill


directed by Jean Francis


It is Ida's eighty-sixth birthday, a milestone she would rather not have reached. Her family has gathered to celebrate with a birthday tea. After the tea is cleared the family disperses, leaving Katherine, Ida's daughter, remembering a pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age. She helps her mother out of her misery and into the next world. Returning to find a mercy killer in the house the family's reaction reveals hypocrisy and prejudice at their hilarious worst.




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