30 April - 16 May 1992
by Michael Wall
Colin CHRISTOPHER FULFORD
Tony STEPHEN TOMPKINSON
Stephanie PATRICIA KERRIGAN
Maddy HETTY BAYNES
Director RICHARD WILSON
Designer JULIAN McGOWAN
Lighting MICK HUGHES
Sound ALASTAIR GOOLDEN
Medical Adviser CAROL SMITH
Composer HOWARD DAVIDSON
Choreographer CAROL FLETCHER
"...Michael Wall's distressingly funny and deeply perceptive black
comedy...Richard Wilson's astute production, with its worrying pauses and snatches of
distant music, is both hilarious and moving...The cast are superb..."
Alan Hulme Manchester Evening News
"Women Laughing, by Michael Wall shows what the theatre lost when
Wall died last year aged 45...Richard Wilson's meticulously toned production responds
superbly to the cruelty of the writing as well as to its compassion, and the acting has
the shocking eloquence of picture postcards in acid."
John Peter The Sunday Times
"Beautifully directed by Richard Wilson, this sad, funny black
comedy provides one of the Royal Exchange's most intriguing offerings for some time."
Martin Hoyle The Times
"The deepening dimensions of this excellent play require and
receive naturalistic acting and direction of great detail and concentration from Richard
Wilson and his cast."
Jeffrey Wainwright The Independent