Michael Gambon and Helen McCrory star in Osborne's portrait of a family on the brink of total breakdown. Set in English coastal resort during the 1950s. Archie Fry, a music-hall comedian, tries to escape life's misery through petty schemes and drinking, while his wife whiles away hours at the cinema. Archie's carefree nonchalance disguises a desperate humiliation, and the arrival of their politically active daughter and the news that their son has been captured in Suez bring their lives into crisis.
|Archie Rice||Michael Gambon|
|Jean Rice||Helen McCrory|
|Frank Rice||George Beach|
|Billy Rice||Bill Owen|
|Phoebe Rice||Billie Whitelaw|
|Graham Dodd||Nicholas Hewetson|
|Production Design||Anthony Ainsworth|