23:00, Wed 14th – Sat 17th March 2007 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 8
So there's this man in Russia and he's not happy with his coat. So he gets a new one. And he loves it. And there's this man and woman in England and they're not happy with each other but they probably don't want new ones because they already quite love each other. Or maybe just like each other a lot. Partly based on the humour and tales of Nikolai Gogol, Coat flicks between nineteenth century St Petersburg and the here and now. It's sort of a romantic comedy but it's also about other things for instance eg. apple and blackcurrant squash for example. So if you like love and you love like, this is the play for you.
The Harry Porter Prize was established four years ago to celebrate the contribution to Footlights of the Club’s Senior Archivist, Harry Porter. In past years the award has been judged by Stephen Fry, Bill Oddie and Michael Frayn, and we are pleased to announce that the prize this year will be judged by Declan Donnellan, the multi-award-winning director and playwright, co-founder of Cheek by Jowl, and author of 'The Actor and the Target.'