Season: 2 May to 26 May

Tickets Available From: 28-Mar-2018

Written by: Michael Frayn
An amateur production by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Directed by: Diane Howden

When the commission to transform a Victorian era slum in South London into modern low-rise community-friendly dwellings comes his way, David, a passionate and idealistic architect, couldn’t be more excited. But the potentially career changing utopian development on Basuto Road soon takes on a very different shape. Moving back and forward in time between the late 1960s and early 1980s London, Benefactors encompasses universal themes that resonate powerfully today. Against the backdrop of urban renewal, this edgy and intriguing play gives us four people whose intentions are not always as they seem.
Approximate running time 2 hours and 20 minutes including Interval.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Performance Dates

May 2 Wednesday at - 8:00 PM
May 4 Friday at - 8:00 PM
May 5 Saturday at - 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 9 Whole of Theatre Prebooked at - 8:00 PM
May 10 Whole of Theatre Prebooked at - 8:00 PM
May 11 Friday at - 8:00 PM
May 12 Saturday at - 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 16 Wednesday at - 8:00 PM
May 17 Thursday at - 8:00 PM
May 18 Friday at - 8:00 PM
May 19 Saturday at - 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM
May 25 Friday at - 8:00 PM 
May 26 Saturday at - 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM


David Brendan Estridge
Bernadette Hook
Colin Brett Joachim
Alexandra Burton


Director Diane Howden
Production Liaison Jill Klopfer
Set Design Diane Howden and Ian Ackland
Stage Manager Jill Klopfer
Set Construction Ian Ackland and team
Lighting Design Diane Howden and Graham Boswell
Sound Design Melissa Abrahams
Costuming Marisa Newnes
Lights and Sound Operation Graham Boswell; Michael Williams and Melissa Abrahams
Rehearsal Prompt Jill Klopfer
Front of House Coordinator Jill Klopfer
Photography Ben Townsend