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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

A Man of No Importance — book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

23-27 July 2013

“What we had was something.
What we had was rare.
Poetry and art in the air.
And friends…”

In Dublin in 1964, bus conductor and Oscar Wilde fan Alfie has ambitions to stage Salome, despite the objections of the church hierachy at St Imelda’s, where his amateur theatre group is based. When a newcomer to town, Adele, joins his passengers, he realises he has found the right person for the title role and starts to assemble his cast.

Meanwhile Alfie’s sister Lily mistakes her brother’s interest in Adele as romantic — she longs to have him off her hands so she can be free to marry. Little does Lily realise that Alfie’s love "dare not speak its name" and the object of his affections is in fact bus driver Robbie.

As opening night draws near, secrets come spilling out which threaten to shake this little community to its core. But camaraderie and the redeeming power of theatre offer a thread of hope in this story of friendship, forbidden love and finding our place in the world.

Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, London EC4Y 8EQ
Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm; Saturday matineé at 2.30pm

Box office: sedos.co.uk (no booking fee)

Ticket price: £16 (£13.50 concession)
Concessions: Sedos members, children, students, seniors and registered unemployed.
Open Mic Night (Friday 26 July): enjoy a free glass of fizz and programme at A Man of No Importance, plus a showcase of Sedos talent in an Open Mic Night after the performance. Ticket price — £20 (£17.50 concessions).
Charity night (Wednesday 24 July): 50% of proceeds donated to Angel Shed, the Sedos Charity of the Year.

A Man of No Importance is being performed as part of the Sedos Summer Festival (10-27 July 2013), an exciting three-week summer season featuring an award-winning play based on the infamous Enron scandal, Neil LaBute’s provocative series of one-act plays, and this musical about friendship, theatre and forbidden love.

Save 20% with our Summer Festival multi-buy: buy tickets for all three shows (including gala nights) in one transaction and save 20%.





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