Rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Andre Keatley's The Gathered Leaves. Directed by Antony Eden, the show opens at Park Theatre on 16th July (previews from 15th July) and runs until 15th August 2015.
Clive Francis stars as patriarch William Pennington opposite Jane Asher as his wife Olivia. Nick Sampson, Alexander Hanson and Katie Scarfe star as their children, Samuel, Giles and Alice. The third generation is played by Amber James as Aurelia, Georgina Beedle as Emily and Tom Hanson as Simon.
The Pennington family have not been in the same room for over 17 years. But on the eve of William’s 75th birthday, all three generations gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them... if only it were that simple... And to make matters worse, they are running out of time – or rather William is – as the world that he has always known is steadily beginning to crumble around him. The Gathered Leaves is a moving, poignant and funny family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997.
Photos 1 to 3) Late June 2015, https://twitter.com/gatheredleaves
Photos 4 to 11) July 2nd 2015, by Mark Douet, http://www.westendframe.com/2015/07/rehearsal-images-released-for-gathered.html