Waiting for God
The popular TV series Waiting for God ran for five series in the early 1990s. A play version was suggested at the time, but author Michael Aitkens was too busy to consider it.
Thirty years later, he considered again and here is the outcome. Some things don’t change so very much, and this play has the same characters in the same situation and with all the same attitudes to life.
Set in Bayview Retirement Home, run by slimy, out-for-profit Harvey Baines, ex-war correspondent/photographer Diana Trent is furious at where life has now landed her and determined to make her presence felt at every opportunity.
In the neighbouring apartment is ex-accountant Tom Ballard, deposited here as his daughter-in-law can’t stand him in the house any longer. Far from being upset and resentful, he optimistically regards this as the next adventure.
Performances at 7.30pm on 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 October. Tickets, priced £10, available from 1 October in person at Robinson’s Traditional Stationers and online from https://www.harlestonplayers.co.uk.