Visiting Time

A nurse; her patient; his visitor. Best Friends? Worst Enemies?

“You screwed around! We were preaching restraint and the beneficial effects of condoms; you were having it away with half Nairobi.”

Winner, Sir Michael Caine Award (new writing). Leatherhead Drama Festival

“Strong new theatre…..A great piece of writing worth seeing”

verdict on our Henley Fringe run from the Henley Standard

The writing stands out as a great piece of new work and is worth watching for that alone.

Broadway Baby, July 2012

Visiting Time

Visiting TimeLike The Door, Visiting Time deals with both issues and relationships; and like The Door, Visiting Time has a few twists and turns and its fair share of humour. Two men engaged in untangling their past, facing illness and death, looking at morality and responsibility. Two men in love with Africa. An odd couple supporting and undermining each other. The patient is tended by an efficient nurse, but she can’t fix the past and can do no more than ease the future. And in the meantime, the patient has to endure one of those awkward hospital visits from a friend with whom he has nothing, or everything, in common.

For Edinburgh Fringe,  Visiting Time’s director was Darren Cheek. Darren’s extensive directing experience encompasses classical, contemporary, educational, devised, regional touring and pantomime, for professional, amateur, adult, student and children’s companies in Britain and abroad. He has been actively involved in the writing and development of many new plays since 1997 – as a director, actor, teacher, writer and dramaturg.