23 to 30 June 2001

in the theatre Upstairs


by Stephen Bill

directed by Jean Francis

It is Ida's eighty-sixth birthday, a milestone she would rather not have reached. Her family has gathered to celebrate with a birthday tea. After the tea is cleared the family disperses, leaving Katherine, Ida's daughter, remembering a pact she made with Ida not to let her suffer into old age. She helps her mother out of her misery and into the next world. Returning to find a mercy killer in the house the family's reaction reveals hypocrisy and prejudice at their hilarious worst.