By Richard Harris | Directed by Mick Bennell
Visiting Hour is the first production in our season celebrating the work of Richard Harris, which comprises six interlinked plays set in a National Health hospital in the 1990s. Alternately tragic and comic, it is packed with witty lines and brilliant characterization as the visitors make their presence felt.
This amateur production of 'Visiting Hour' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.
Richard Harris - born 1934, is a prolific British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre and Target. He has helped to create several outstanding programmes including Adam Adamant Lives! and Shoestring. In 1994 he won the prize for best situation comedy from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for Outside Edge, a programme he had originated as a stage play which we will be featuring as the second in our season of his plays.