Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
A poignant comedy by Keith Waterhouse
CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE
Director – Jane Pottle
7-12 October 2019 7.30 pm
Gambler, journalist, fervent alcoholic and four-times married Jeffrey Bernard writes the “Low Life” column for the Spectator magazine chronicling Soho life as well as offering a very personal philosophy on vodka, women and race-courses.
From this, Keith Waterhouse has brilliantly constructed a play which is set in the saloon bar of Bernard’s favourite Soho pub, the Coach and Horses. Having passed out in the lavatory, Bernard awakes in the early hours of the morning to find himself alone in the dark.
Unable to contact the landlord, he is resigned to spending the rest of the night with a bottle of vodka and the endless chain of cigarettes, narrating a story of hilarious anecdotes and witty reminiscences which are enacted by two actors and two actresses who bring to life the various characters who populate Jeff’s world.
This amateur production of “Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell” is being presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.