SUNDAY MORNING at the
CENTRE of the WORLD
Directed by Rodney Pearson
20- 22 April 2017 at Cobham Village Hall and 12 May 2017
at Leatherhead Theatre
Left: Some of the cast with Louis de Bernieres at Cobham Village Hall
21 April 2017
Inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, Louis de Bernières, best-selling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, chose to celebrate 10 years of his life in the south London suburb of Earlsfield by writing Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World.
He lived in the down-at-heel suburb of Earlsfield, above a small shop in Garratt Lane that had been by turns an outlet for oversized naughty clothes for transvestites, a West Indian hairdressers and a junk shop. He wrote of the people he had known and come to love in his time there as a newly appointed teacher and then as he established himself as an author.
Brilliantly capturing the myriad voices of modern Britain, with their different rhythms of speech and accents, their humour and their tragedy, jokes and gossip, this wonderful hour long play takes the audience into the heart of a community and its spirit - the lives and loves, the tears and the laughter of its people. An ensemble cast of 11 play over 40 characters.
Cobham Players performed Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World at Cobham Village Hall @ 8.00pm on Thursday 20th, Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd April 2017. The play was our entry to the Leatherhead Drama Festival with a performance @ 7.00pm on Friday 12th May.