Waiting for God at Oxford Playhouse

By John Charlton

Olivier Award-winning Nichola McAuliffe (Lady in the Van) and Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi!) star in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated Waiting For God at the Playhouse. Having delighted BBC audiences in the 1990s, this all-new script is penned by the sitcom’s creator Michael Aitkens, and directed by Tony Award-winner David Grindley (Journey’s End).

Reimagined for 2017, all your favourite characters are back as they face the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Home, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.

Waiting For God CREDIT Geraint Lewis

The cast of nine will be led by Jeffrey Holland as Tom Ballard and Nichola McAuliffe as Diana Trent. The cast will also feature Joanna Bending as Sarah Chase, David Benson as Geoffrey Ballard, Peter Cadden as Dennis Sparrow, Samuel Collings as Harvey Baines and Emily Pithon as Jane Edwards as well as Corinna Marlowe and Anna Westlake.

Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 1 July

Tickets for Waiting for God at Oxford Playhouse start at £11.50 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at www.oxfordplayhouse.com