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Eden End

By J.B. Priestley

‘This award-winning director has crafted JB Priestley’s rarely seen production of Eden End with the hand of a master...’ The Stage
‘.Laurie Sansom’s revival handles the play’s mixture of melancholy, mirth and shades of melodrama, too, with an admirably sure touch...’ The Telegraph
‘...fresh and relevant today under the assured direction of Laurie Sansom’ The Public Review

A poignant look back at an Edwardian age of innocence before the start of the First World War...

Stella Kirby spent nine years running away, leaving home to find her freedom as a celebrated actress. Now she has decided that the only role left to play is the prodigal daughter returned, hoping to discover herself in the warmth of ordinary life and the familiar surroundings of her childhood home.

Set in 1912, Eden End slowly exposes the cracks in the lives of a respectable Northern family. A poignant look back at an Edwardian age of innocence before the start of the First World War, celebrated writer J.B. Priestley’s subtle play movingly explores the secret heartache and disappointment of ambition unfulfilled.

An English Touring Theatre and Royal and Derngate, Northampton co-production.


Royal & Derngate Northampton

3 - 25 Jun 2011

Theatre Royal Brighton

28 Jun - 2 Jul 2011

Richmond Theatre

5 - 9 Jul 2011

Oxford Playhouse

12 - 16 Jul 2011

Cambridge Arts Theatre

19 - 23 Jul 2011

Rehearsal Gallery

Creative Team


Laurie Sansom


Sara Perks

Lighting Designer

Anna Watson

Sound Designer

John Nicholls

Casting Director

Sarah Bird

Assistant Director

Elle While


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Charles Appleby

Daniel Betts
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Dr Kirby

William Chubb
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Daisy Douglas
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Charlotte Emmerson
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Geoffry Farrant

Jonathan Firth
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Nick Hendrix
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Carol Macready