A Night in November is the multi-award winning play from Marie Jones OBE, the Writer of other hit shows including Women On The Verge Of HRT, Stones In His Pockets, Dancing Shoes; The Story Of George Best, Fly Me To The Moon, Christmas Eve Can Kill You.
Directed by Matthew McIlhinney and starring Matthew Forsythe. This funny, passionate and heartbreaking show sees the actor flex his acting skills, seamlessly shifting through dozens of characters in the story.
Can passion change a man?
A Night In November tells the story of Kenneth McCallister, a clerk in the local welfare office. Kenneth is a Belfast Protestant who has followed all the rules. He loved who he was supposed to love. He lived where he was expected to live. He fought who he was taught to fight.
That is … until one night … a night in November … when he did the most exciting, outrageous, crazy, mad thing he’s ever done !
Marie Jones said: “The actor, director and producer of this production of Night in November were not even teenagers when this play was first performed. The fact that more than 25 years on it still resonates with them is humbling and the passion they bring to re-staging it for another generation is incredibly exciting.
This show is one of the best to come from our wee country. Now 25 years after the events and more recently after brexit, parts of Northern Ireland believe they are more British than those in Chiswick or Finchley. Identity is still at the fore in Northern Ireland and reactions to the Ni protocol shows it can’t be taken for granted but I believe through dialogue it is possible to change.
Matthew McElhinney, Director: “ ‘A Night in November’ is an important play. It is a play that faced death threats, survived bomb scares, united communities, built a peace process and travelled the world. In Compton it belonged to the Black Community, in Brooklyn it belonged to the Jewish Community, and in Belfast, its home, it belonged to the brave who dared question ‘is it possible to change? It is a privilege to bring the play to audiences in London.”
A Night in November is at Chiswick Playhouse Wednesday 11th August – Friday 3rd September 2021. Tickets On Sale Now www.chiswickplayhouse.co.uk