2021 | THE CEMETERY CLUB

Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 October 2021

WRITTEN BY
Ivan Menchell

DIRECTED BY
Roy Moore

CAST
Ida – Catherine Millar
Lucille – Louise Gaul
Doris – Jackie Hartley
Sam – Keith Hartley
Mildred – Deborah Pike

Three Jewish widows meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves. Ida is sweet tempered and ready to begin a new life; Lucille is a feisty embodiment of the girl who just wants to have fun; and Doris is priggish and judgmental, particularly when Sam the butcher enters the scene. He meets the widows while visiting his wife’s grave. Doris and Lucille squash the budding romance between Sam and Ida. They are guilt-stricken when this nearly breaks Ida’s heart. The Broadway production starred Eileen Heckart as Lucille. It was made into a film, starring Ellen Burstyn, Dianne Ladd, and Olympia Dukkakis.

“Funny, sweet tempered, moving”
– Boston Globe

“Very touching and humourous. An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.”
– Washington Journal Newspapers

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