Losing Louis

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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.

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[edit]

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.

Notable productions[edit]

Role The Original Cast, Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios (January - June, 2005) The UK Tour, March 2006 The Australian Premiere - Ensemble Theatre, June 2006. Broadway premiere - Biltmore Theatre - October - November 2006
Shelia Alison Steadman Alison Steadman Amanda Muggleton Michele Pawk
Elizabeth Lynda Bellingham Rula Lenska Linden Wilkinson Patricia Kalember
Tony David Horovich David Horovich George Spartels Mark Linn-Baker
Reggie Brian Protheroe David Cardy Andrew McFarlane Matthew Arkin
Louis Jason Durr Ben Porter Christopher Tomkinson Scott Cohen
Bobbie Emma Cunniffe Sue Appleby Amanda Bishop Rebecca Creskoff
Bella Anita Briem Hannah Watkins Octavia Barron-Martin Jama Williamson
Director Robin Lefevre Robin Lefevre Andrew Doyle Jerry Zaks

Quotations[edit]

  • Elizabeth: YOU CAN HAVE THE FUCKING CLOCK!

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