About Anniversary, The
‘Wickedly funny comedy’
‘Wonderfully funny. Hancock’s performance is a toe-curling joy.'
‘It packs a hell of a punch’ The Times
‘I’ve always wondered why you never asked me home to meet your mum. Now I know.’
Sheila Hancock stars in this black comedy nearly 30 years after appearing in the original production. Having played Karen in 1966 she returns in this production, as Mum the part made famous by Bette Davis in the hit film based on the play in which she also starred.
Set in South London this perfectly crafted and shockingly funny play centres around a formidable and domineering woman who delights in getting the better of her family. On the anniversary of her husband‚s death, her beloved sons and bedevilled daughters in
law gather for a party that quickly turns into an hilarious battle of wits as Mum schemes, plots and uses any means necessary to keep her chicks in the nest.