ANTON BENSON PRODUCTIONS LTD PRESENTS
TV STARS DIANE KEEN AND GRAHAM COLE TO TOUR IN BITTERSWEET COMEDY
YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD
Lowestoft Marina Theatre from the 1st – 3rd October
Following a celebrated critical response at 2014’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Steve Wood’s debut play, You’re Never Too Old – a wry comedy for two actors of a certain age – marks its first UK tour this autumn when it opens at the Yeovil Octagon on September 11th 2015.
Diane Keen (best-known for her roles as Fliss Hawthorne in The Cuckoo Waltz, Jenny Burden in The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Julia Parsons in the long-running BBC soapDoctors) and Graham Cole famed for his role as PC Tony Stamp in the long-running drama The Bill star in this one-act bittersweet comedy that examines relationships, loneliness and humanity.
When Tommy and Ada meet on a park bench it is all too clear they are from very different backgrounds; but as they begin to confide secrets and recount memories, could this be the start of something special for such an unlikely pair?
The story that emerges is sad, funny and bittersweet. Steve Wood’s script is subtle, full of telling detail and delightful turns of phrase that bring to mind Alan Bennett or Victoria Wood. Danusia Iwaszko directs this charming two-hander for Anton Benson Productions Ltd.
Diane Keen has been a household name and popular fixture on British television for many years, starring in such comedy shows such as THE CUCKOO WALTZ, RINGS ON THEIR FINGERS and YOU MUST BE THE HUSBAND with Tim Brooke Taylor and FOXY LADY. Diane has appeared in numerous television programmes including the acclaimedSANDBAGGERS, SHILLINGBURY TALES, SEPTEMBER SONG, RUTH RENDELL MYSTERIES, BROOKSIDE and DOCTORS. She has also guest starred in many shows such as, THE PROFESSIONALS, TAGGERT, MINDER, A TOUCH OF FROST, TRUE CRIME and most recently NEW TRICKS. Diane has also guest starred in many light entertainment shows includingBRUCE MEETS THE GIRLS, THE TWO RONNIES and as special guest star in THE MORECAMBE AND WISE SHOW. Diane’s films include HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH, THE SWEENEY MOVIE (awarded Most Promising Newcomer), THIRTEEN AT DINNER, SILVER DREAM RACER, SLEEPS SIX, JUDAS AND JESUS and most recently NOWHERE IN AFRICA. Diane’s credits include many stage performances including a season at the Bristol Old Vic and tours of SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, LADYBIRD, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and most recently, THE SMALL HAND.
Graham Cole’s many theatre credits include: SUDDENLY AT HOME (UK Tour); TOM FOOLERY (Dylan Thomas Theatre); PYGMALION and CALAMITY JANE (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry); Pilate in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (New Wolsey, Ipswich); Tony in ABIGAIL’S PARTY, WAIT UNTIL DARK, Ernst Ludwig in CABARET, Schuppanzigh/Harliquinade in BLACK COMEDY, Scanlonin ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and Alan in BOYS IN THE BAND (all at the Swansea Grand); Lawrence Reddingin MURDER AT THE VICARAGE and John Christow in THE HOLLOW (UK Tours) and Scroogein A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Lichfield Garrick Theatre) and most recently General Waverleyin A WHITE CHRISTMAS (Festival Theatre Edinburgh). Graham has made many Television appearances. He is most well known for playing the part of PC Tony Stampin the long running show THE BILL. His other credits include: SECRET ARMY, BLAKES 7, DR WHO, NOEL’S HOUSE PARTY, LAW & ORDER: UK, and most recently DOCTORS. Films include: THE USUAL CHILDREN; THE HAUNTING OF HARRY PAYNE and BROTHERS IN LAW.
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