Arts & Culture

New season gets underway at Altrincham Garrick with adaptation of award-winning film Ladies in Lavender

By David Prior at

The new season at the Altrincham Garrick will launch later this month with a stage adaptation of Ladies in Lavender.

The play, which runs from Monday September 11th to Saturday 16th, is an award-winning love story with a difference. It’s been adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and based on the 2004 film – starring Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith – that was written and directed by Charles Dance.

Set in Cornwall in the mid-1930s, the play tells of two ageing spinster sisters, Ursula and Janet Widdington. Their lives are turned upside down when they discover a young man called Andrea washed ashore on the beach, close to death. They nurse him back to health and discover he is a talented Polish violinist, on his way to seek a career in the USA.

Despite her sister’s concerns, Ursula falls in love with Andrea. It leads to a journey of discovery for her and a poignant ending.

The production, which is sponsored by Right at Home care company, will also be the first opportunity to feature the stunning new sound system which has been installed in the main auditorium.

For tickets, contact the Garrick box office on 0161 928 1677 or online at the Altrincham Garrick website.