Three ageing opera singers, Cissy, Reginald and Wilfred who often worked together during their active careers are now in a retirement home for musicians. Their peace is soon to be shattered by the arrival of Jean. Jean was a huge star in her time and was once unhappily married to Reginald. Is there any chance that the four will ever sing together again? Do they even want to? Can they do it?
This is a lovely play, warm, witty, very funny and not without some “tough” moments as it looks at the ageing process in general. It has recently been made into a film starring Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, Maggie Smith and Tom Courtenay.
Directed by Lynne Benest, Quartet was performed at The Beacon Centre from 13th to 16th November 2019