It is a quite terrific play, one of the best I’ve read for a long time. A family saga up there with APOLOGIA and THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANS - and even maybe AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY!
— Nick Hern
The Pennington family have not been in the same room for over 17 years.
But on the eve of William’s 75th birthday, all three generations gather with the aim of putting the past well and truly behind them.
If only it were that simple.
And to make matters worse, they are running out of time - or rather William is - as the world that he has always known is steadily beginning to crumble around him.
THE GATHERED LEAVES is a moving, poignant and funny family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997.
Antony is currently starring in The Woman in Black at the Fortune Theatre. He trained at LAMDA and has worked for 15 years as an actor in regional theatres, national and international touring and in the West End.
Paul trained in theatre electrics at City of Westminster College, and currently lectures in Production Lighting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.