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Old Fools

Southwark Playhouse

The world premiere of Tristan Bernays' first play in London since the storming success of Boudica at The Globe, Old Fools ran at Southwark Playhouse Little from 14th March to 7th April 2018.

JCP is delighted to have general managed this production on behalf of To The Moon and Making Productions. 

Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together - from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that

order. Directed by Sharon Burrell, it is a surprising and touching tale about a couple, one of whom is living with Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.

As Tom is Mark Arends who originated the lead role in the landmark Almeida/Headlong production of George Orwell’s 1984 (“the superb Mark Arends plays Winston Smith as a feverish wreck hollowed out by angst” Evening Standard ****)


As Viv is Frances Grey, known for her leading roles in television series such as Messiah and Home Fires, as well has her recent performance as Paulina in The Winter’s Tale at The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (“Beautiful, dignified and passionate as Leontes’s wronged wife Hermione” The Scotsman ****)




"Worthy of a place in your memory"

The Independent


"Handled with fleet-footed direction by Sharon Burrell, and grounded in two magnificent performances from Arends and Grey."

Time Out 

"Emotionally piercing and beautifully acted, it leaves a lasting ache."

The Stage


"Poignant and unforgettable... boasting two heartbreaking and heartwarming performances from Mark Arends and Frances Grey."

Reviews Hub


"Heartbreaking, spellbinding and funny."

Reviews Gate


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