A young Belfast couple moves to 1960s London, where they fall love with life, each other and drink. Their exciting new life spirals out of control as alcohol takes its grip. Why am I excited to see this? Well, because Days of Wine and Roses stars two of my favourite local actors - Cody Porter (The Weir, This Lime Tree Bower) and Elena Porter (The Tudor Queen: A Burlesque, Lend Me a Tenor, Hamlet) and is directed by multiple Sterling Award nominee Amy DeFelice (Dying City, A Number) who directed This Lime Tree Bower at the 2010 Fringe, which I loved. Trunk Theatre is also the company that produced one of my 2012 Fringe Highlight shows - Mojo Mickybo.
“In Days of Wine and Roses, McCafferty shows us, with beauty and skill, the dark heart that beats within failed love, the twisted pathology of the alcoholic and the sorrow of the Irish immigrant experience.” (Culture Northern Ireland). It is the story of two young people who like to drink and fall in love with the bottle even more than each other. As someone who has never been one for big mushy Valentines Days, this seems like a perfect little piece for me to see!
Days of Wine and Roses runs at the Varscona Theatre from February 14th (preview) - 23rd, performances Tuesday-Sunday 7:30pm and Saturdays 2:00pm. Tickets are available at the door (10329-83 Ave), the Varscona Box Office (780-433-3399) or through Tix on the Square 780-420-1757 firstname.lastname@example.org
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