Joseph Marcell and Christopher Fairbank play lifelong friends in the UK premiere of Sam Shepard’s acclaimed two-hander Ages of the Moon. How are they getting on so far in rehearsals? Sneak a peek at our behind-the-scenes photo gallery – and then get booking!
Ages of the Moon, directed by Alexander Lass, run in The Vaults Theatre in London from 17 October to 24 November 2019, with a post-show Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on Friday 18 October and a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
On a hot summer’s night, deep in the American wilderness, Byron and Ames are reunited by mutual desolation. By the fading light of an eclipsing moon, the pair reflect on love and life over a bottle of whiskey – and as old rivalries flare, their forty-year friendship is put to the test at the barrel of a gun.
Joseph Marcell, best known as laconic British butler ‘Geoffrey’ in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Christopher Fairbank, best known for his role as ‘Moxey’ in iconic British sitcom Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, play ‘Byron’ and ‘Ames’. Ages of the Moon has set and costume design by Holly Pigott and is produced by Debbie Hicks.
Sam Shepard‘s play premiered in Dublin in 2009, starring Stephen Rea and Sean McGinley, and then transferred to New York the following year, with several subsequent productions in North America and Canada.
Photography by Mark Senior.
Ages of the Moon runs from 17 October to 24 November 2019 at The Vaults, Launcelot Street off Lower Marsh, London SE1 7NN with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets priced from £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!