Kate Maravan in association with The Authentic Artist Collective present The Old House.

Memory, loss, mother-daughter relationships and the hokey-cokey.

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

Inspired by her mother, Kate Maravan (Improbable, The Bush, Hampstead, ‘Maravan is outstanding’ Lyn Gardner) 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.

Details: Wed 11 Sep, 2.30pm at Aldeburgh Cinema

Running time: 1h

Age recommendation: 13+


‘The writing in this play is exquisite…Funny and devastating, The Old House is a beautiful tale…Maravan’s [an] incredible talent-‘


Cast & Creatives

  • Kate Maravan Writer / Performer
  • Kath Burlinson Director
  • Adrienne Quartly Sound Designer
    Adrienne is a Sound Designer/Composer. Work includes: Opening Skinner’s Box (Improbable/Lincoln Center, New York); Rose (Home Manchester); The Crucible (Selladoor/Hornchurch); Cuttin’ It, The Container (Young Vic); I am Thomas (Told by an Idiot/NTS); Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Splendour (Donmar); Tale of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate); A Raisin in the Sun, One Monkey, 93.2Fm (Eclipse); Ghost Train, Too Clever, You Can’t Take It With You (Told by an Idiot/Royal Exchange); Sex & 3 day week (Liverpool Playhouse); Inside Wagner’s Head (Royal Opera House); Every Last Trick (Spymonkey); Fräulein Julie (Schaubuhne/Barbican); And the Horse, Get Happy (Told by an Idiot); Importance of Being Earnest (Hong Kong Arts Festival); Rings of Saturn (Cologne); Stockholm (Frantic Assembly); Thomas Hobbes (RSC); Woyzeck (St Ann’s, NYC); Fastest Clock (Hampstead); Faustus, School for Scandal, Volpone, Duchess of Malfi (Stage on Screen). www.adriennequartly.com
  • Vincent Manna Movement Director
  • Ellie Fitz-gerald Producer