Friday 14 April 2023

Di and Viv and Rose

Di and Viv and Rose

by Amelia Bullimore / directed by Emma Kirkham

13-15, 19-22 April

"We could come and go and lead separate lives. Or we could really live together."

Three very different young women find themselves drawn together in the 1980s sharing a university flat, and their lives, with each other.

Over the following thirty years we follow their funny, moving and sometimes unexpected journey through life and friendship as both evolve over the passage of time.Di and Viv and Rose is an account of female friendship that is neither nostalgic nor sentimental, just real.

What is the impact of their friendship on their lives? What is the impact of their lives on their friendship?

Photography: Sean Owen of Reflective Arts

“And what an opening night it was! Please try and see this beautiful piece of theatre. A wonderful script delivered by three excellent actresses who totally held our attention and skilfully inveigled themselves into our emotions. I laughed a lot but I also cried. This was real life and real friendship. Congratulations Emma on your fine directorial debut.” Zanna

"Brilliant work from Emma Kirkham and her cast and crew tonight at the Sewell Barn Theatre. Di & Viv & Rose is both moving and impressive in its scope.It's a huge challenge to interpret and perform a play which moves through time and focuses so intensely on three characters and their lives and this was achieved brilliantly. The audience's attention was maintained throughout, creating a rich and thought provoking piece of theatre and we were with them every step of the way. Fantastic acting supported by atmospheric sound and lighting. Very many congratulations to all concerned!" Clare Williamson [Joint Artistic Director, Sewell Barn Theatre]

"Sewell Barn Theatre are an enthusiast company that put a great deal of effort into giving us high production values and you would need a heart of stone not to engage with the three lively characters who fill this atmospheric theatre with this show. Another winner from Sewell Barn greatly enjoyed by tonight’s audience." Julian Swainson - Norwich Eye [click here for full review]

"Well done all involved, and really strong performances from all three, brilliant show!" Jose

"Saw the show this afternoon. Congratulations everybody, really loved it... and some brilliant tunes in there too!" Cath

"Great show ladies, we thoroughly enjoyed it!!" Wendy