A comedy by Eric Chappell

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects … There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s wife; Kevin, Dave’s agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane

Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave

Act II opens three weeks later for the disposal of Dave’s ashes. The atmosphere is tense and Kevin is wearing a controversial tie, but as more truths are revealed, even from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh

Performed 21-23 October 2015

Directed by Toby Jones

Cast & Crew

Harvey BarrettJack Smith
Vi BarrettSara Strain
Kevin PrewittGraham Dunning
Jame PrewittClair Swan
KayJulie Parry
Laura ThursbyMelanie Beggs
Stage ManagerBruce Christie
LightingStephen Tickell
SoundPeter Cannon
PropsAnn Weaver
PromptSue Peyton
Production SecretaryAnn Weaver
FurnitureToby Jones
Programme & FlyerJulie Parry
Box OfficeAnn Weaver, Peter Drysdale
BarJackie & Pat Curran
Front of HousePeter & Diana Drysdale