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Kate Maravan in association with Theatre503 presents

The Old House

Written by Kate Maravan
Directed by Kath Burlinson
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RUNNING TIME / NOTICES: 60mins (no interval)

Revisiting The Old House, Mother and Daughter hang onto fragments of what they know. Beach walks, fish and chips, carnival processions, echoes of bygone summers. Memories surface, slip away. A last chance to meet each other anew. Grief, laughter, liberation…

Inspired by her mother, Kate Maravan explores alive connections to the present moment, how distinctions between well/ill, young/old are less defined. Relating to someone with dementia can be a creative, meaningful exchange.

Kate Maravan and Kath Burlinson have worked collaboratively for many years. The Old House was developed in association with the Authentic Artist Collective which was founded by Kath Burlinson in 2007.

Kate Maravan

Kate Maravan trained at RADA. She has co-written scripts for theatre and television, and has been teaching Meisner technique for over 15 years. Theatre credits include: Future Bodies (Unlimited Theatre and Rash Dash at Home Manchester and Northern Stage); Opening Skinner’s Box (Improbable Theatre at Lincoln Centre Festival New York, Wexner Centre Ohio, Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Stage); One Cold Dark Night (The Bush); Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Olivier nominated for Best Affiliate Show); Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse). TV credits include: Giri/Haji (BBC/Netflix); Safe (Netflix). Film credits include: 6Underground and Seven Lucky Gods (nominated for Best Supporting Actress at Milan Film festival.)


Artistic Team
Kate Maravan
Kath Burlinson
Sound Designer
Adrienne Quartly
Movement Director
Vincent Manna
Ellie Fitz-Gerald
Stage Manager
Freya Jefferies
Kate Maravan

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“Maravan is outstanding” Lyn Gardner

“The writing in this play is exquisite… funny and devasting, The Old House is a beautiful tale… Maravan’s [an] incredible talent”

“Compelling, thought-provoking, bittersweet… heart-wrenching… a rollercoaster of emotions throughout”

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