Colin must be comforted in his grief
over the death of his fiancée. His friends, who never met the girl, arrange a tea party for him.
They are on edge wondering what to say to him, but there is more to their unease than that.
Diana and her husband Paul, John and Evelyn, and Marge - whose husband is perpetually out of
circulation with trivial illnesses - are all kept together by a mixture of business and
cross-marital ties. By the time Colin arrives for tea, the tenseness contrasts dramatically
with his air of cheerfulness and relaxation.
He is the only happy one among them, and his happiness and insensitive analysis of
their trouble causes each in their own way to break down.
|Set Design and Build
Paul Lewis, assisted by
|Paintings by Peter McClory
|Furniture kindly loaned by
MULTIYORK, Rex Buildings, Wilmslow