Adapted for the stage by American writer Carson McCullers from her novella of the same name, The Member Of The Wedding was originally performed in 1950.
The play’s main story examines the difficult journey of a girl from child to adolescent, while at the same time encapsulating the 1940's Deep South experience for many black Americans. Frankie Adams is twelve, her mother died at birth and her widowed father is completely preoccupied by his business. Frankie is left in the care of the black maid Berenice and has her seven year old cousin John Henry for company. Then her older brother, who is in the army, brings his fiancée home and announces that the wedding will take place at the end of the week, and the lonely and frustrated Frankie convinces herself that when the couple leave town after the wedding they will take her with them.
Tickets - Weekdays and matinees £21.50/ Saturday evenings & last performances £24.50/ Under 26s £9.50/ Other discounts available.