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The Graduate
based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry

Adapted by Terry Johnson

21 – 24 February 2018
Hayes Village Hall
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7.45pm

Box Office: 07905 210718
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Tickets: £8


Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper class, suburban, 'plastic' world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charasmatic wife of his father's business partner, tempts him into an affair. Benjamin's tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love... with Elaine, Mrs Robinson's upbeat, optimistic daughter.

Terry Johnson's stage adaption of The Graduate, based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy.

CAST:
Benjamin Braddock: JOSHUA ELLISON
Mrs Robinson: SARAH MAXWELL
Mr Robinson: ROBERT HALL
Elaine Robinson: STEVIE DAVIDSON
Mr Braddock (Dad): DAVID FISHER
Mrs Braddock (Mum): DIANE EBDEN
Hotel Clerk/Psychiatrist/Priest: ALLEN SPROULE
Stripper: TRACEY BRADLEY


Directed by Chris Williams



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