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Losing Louis

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Originally published  20 January 2005
Playwright  Simon Mendes da Costa
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Similar  Hollywood Arms, Little Fish, Almost an Evening, Brooklyn Boy, Hello Again

Losing Louis, a play by Simon Mendes da Costa, is a black comedy which first premiered at Hampstead Theatre on 26 January 2005 and later transferred to Trafalgar Studios. The original cast included Alison Steadman, Lynda Bellingham and Brian Protheroe.

Contents

Secrets that refuse to remain buried erupt as family members are brought together, after years of segregation to face it all out in the bedroom - the place where all the confusion began. (Taken from the original promotion leaflet)

Characters

The 1950s

Louis Judah Ellis, A married man, Bobbie Ellis, His wife, Bella Holland, his mistress.

Present Day

Tony Ellis, Louis's eldest son, Reggie Ellis, Louis's youngest son, Shelia Ellis, Tony's wife, Elizabeth Ellis, Reggie's wife.

Quotations

  • Elizabeth: YOU CAN HAVE THE FUCKING CLOCK!
  • References

    Losing Louis Wikipedia


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