Last Easter
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, ISBN: 9780571239153Publication Date:
18 Oct 2007
First Staged:
Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, 2004; Birmingham Rep, 2007

Last Easter

By Bryony Lavery


June has a terrible secret. Gash has an outrageous plan. Leah is open to possibilities. And Joy is drinking to forget.

When June's best friends unravel her mystery, they whisk her from London to Lourdes where she is thoroughly dunked in the reputedly healing waters. The four friends' lunatic pilgrimage is filled with laughing, singing, a drag act and more than a few bottles of good red wine.

Bryony Lavery's play Last Easter is a funny, moving and provocative drama about the true nature of friendship.

Last Easter opened at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in October 2007, and was revived at the Orange Tree Theatre, London, in 2021.

The playscript is published by Faber & Faber.

Press Quotes

'[A] wise, humane play about the miracle of friendship... the jokes don't stop coming... [it] burps with life and light and laughter'

Guardian (2007)

'Bryony Lavery's feelgood death drama performs its own miracle in its warmth, gusto and celebration of life and friendship... supremely lovable'

Guardian (2021)

'A funny and engaging exploration of life, death and friendship'

Broadway World
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Paperback, ISBN: 9780571239153Publication Date:
18 Oct 2007

Also by Bryony Lavery:

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage (stage version)
15 Heroines: 15 Monologues Adapted from Ovid

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