30 May - 06 Jul 2019

Kiln Theatre presents


by Samuel Adamson

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“I don’t believe that I’m nothing but a daughter and a wife and a mother.  I’m a human being”

It’s 1959. Daisy is at a crossroads. Married to Robert but in love with Suzannah, her moral compass tells her to go one way, society the other. What she chooses to do next will have consequences not just for her and Robert, but for four couples who come after them over ninety years later.

Samuel Adamson’s (The Light Princess; Gabriel) new play explores the changes within the institution of marriage from 1950s to today to an imagined future.

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Age Guidance: 14+

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30 May - 06 Jul 2019

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Creative Team

Samuel Adamson


Indhu Rubasingham


Richard Kent


Guy Hoare

Lighting Designer

Alex Caplen

Sound Designer

David Shrubsole


Diane Alison-Mitchell


Breman Rajkumar


Sarah Bird


Daniele Lydon



Richard Cant

Peter/ Ivar at 58/ Landlord

Richard Cant’s theatre credits After Edward, Edward the Second (Shakespeare’s Globe), Maydays, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC), Saint Joan (Donmar Warehouse), My Night with Reg (Donmar Warehouse/Apollo Theatre), Medea (Almeida Theatre), The Trial (Young Vic), War Horse (New London Theatre), Salome (Headlong), Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline (Cheek by Jowl), Original Sin, The Country Wife (Sheffield Theatres), Other People (Royal Court Theatre), Pera Palas (Gate Theatre), The Canterbury Tales (Garrick Theatre) and Charley’s Aunt (York Theatre Royal). His television credits include Taboo, Outlander, Bleak House and The Way We Live Now; and for film, Mary Queen of Scots, Stan & Ollie, Sparkle, (Past Present Future) Imperfect and The Lawless Heart.

Karen Fishwick

Daisy/ Clare

Karen Fishwick’s theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC), Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (Edinburgh Festival Fringe/UK tour/National Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre – Olivier Award nominated for Best Supporting Actress), Glasgow Girls (Citizen’s Theatre), Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Lyceum Theatre), Dirt Under the Carpet (Òran Mór), Hello, Dolly!, Present Laughter, A Chorus of Disapproval, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Whisky Kisses, The Yellow on the Broom, The Admirable Crichton and Mr Bolfy (Pitlochry Festival Theatre). Her television credits include Badults.

Pamela Hardman

Character Actress/ Marjorie/ Embassy Assistant

Pamela Hardman’s theatre credits include North by Northwest (Bath Theatre Royal/Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), The Dresser (UK tour/Duke of York’s Theatre), Taken at Midnight (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Mother Clap’s Molly House (National Theatre/Aldwych Theatre), It Run’s in The Family, Funny Money (Playhouse Theatre), An Inspector Calls, Noises Off, Talking Heads, Lettice and Lovage, Equus, Quartet and Single Spies (UK tour).

Joshua James

Robert/ Finn/ Ivar at 28

Joshua James’ recent theatre credits include: Lady Windemere’s Fan (Vaudeville Theatre) King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe), Life of Galileo (Young Vic), Platonov/The Seagull (National Theatre), Here We Go (National Theatre), Light Shining In Buckinghamshire, Treasure Island (National Theatre);The War Has Not Yet Started (Theatre Royal Plymouth); Here We Go (National Theatre); Fathers And Sons (Donmar Warehouse) and Bring Up The Bodies/Wolf Hall (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (The Royal Court); Gabriel (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe); No Quarter (The Royal Court) and Love and Information (The Royal Court). Film credits: Darkest Hour, Criminal and Summer in February. TV credits: Raised By Wolves, Absentia, Black Mirror, McMafia, Utopia, Whites, Silent Witness and Identity.

Calam Lynch

Eric/ Cas

Calam Lynch’s theatre credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Kingston). His television credits include Derry Girls and Mrs Wilson; and for film, Dunkirk.

Sirine Saba


Sirine Saba’s theatre credits include The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Holy Warriors, Anthony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe), Goats, The Crossings Play, Fireworks, The Rise and Fall of a Lebanese Pop Princess (Royal Court Theatre), Why it’s Kicking off Everywhere (Young Vic), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Socialism (Hampstead Theatre), Another World, Nation (National Theatre), The Invisible (Bush Theatre), Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse), The Winter’s Tale (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Keepers of Infinite Space (Park Theatre), The Fear of Breathing (Finborough Theatre), Testing The Echo (Tricycle Theatre) and Baghdad Wedding (Soho Theatre). Her television credits include Unforgotten and Footballers Wive$: Overtime; and for film, I Am Slave.

Dates and Tickets


30 May – 1 June & Wednesday matinees
£10, £15, £21, £27.50

3 June – 6 July (excluding Wednesday matinees)
£12.50, £20, £26, £32.50

Evenings: 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (from 8 June): 2.30pm


Student, Equity, Unemployed & Brent Residents
£2 off Band A and B on Mon – Thu Performances

£2 off Band A and B on Mon – Wed Matinee Performances

Access Concessions
£2 off all price bands on Mon – Thu Performances

Young Kiln (under 26)
£10 tickets across the run, any seat. To book your tickets sign up as Young Kiln or log in to your account


Captioned: 20 June 2019
Audio Described: 4 July 2019

Pre-show touch-tour before the Audio Described performance on 4 July at 6pm


Taking place on 18 June & 2 July

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