Tickets Selling Fast For St. Michael's Players' Spring Production

Laura Wade's black comedy 'Colder Than Here' part of their 70th anniversary programme

Production Photography - Copyright Ian Trowbridge
Back Row – Flora Barker ‘Jenna’
Left to right - Coral Churchill ‘Harriet’, Alastair Dewar ‘Alec’ and Arabella Burles ‘Myra’

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As one of the longest running drama groups in London St Michael’s Players have been entertaining Chiswick audiences since 1949.

They begin their 70th year programme with Laura Wade's beautifully poised intimate family drama Colder Than Here.

First performed at the Soho Theatre, London, in 2005, Wade’s award winning original and beautifully observed play balances raw emotion with a deliciously delicate black humour.

Nobody can ignore the fact that Myra is dying, but in the meantime, life goes on. There are boilers to be fixed, cats to be fed and the perfect funeral to be planned. As a mother researches burial spots and biodegradable coffins, her family are finally forced to communicate with her, and each other, as they face up to an unpredictable future.

"I was immediately drawn to the plays’ humour and warmth. This is a wonderful, poignant, important story about the taboo of death, but for me it took on a particular resonance when my own mother died unexpectedly just before rehearsals began. I hope that the audience will feel profoundly about what happens to the characters as I have.” Paul Smith - Director

The play runs from 3-6 April with doors open at 7.15pm and the performance beginning at 7.45pm. Tickets can be bought online and cost £9 or £7 for concessions. The play takes place in St Michael’s Centre, Elmwood Road, W4 3DY


“powerful delicate black comedy”
“cuts through the sadness with a wry smile”


March 28, 2019

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