DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES
by JP Miller in a new version by Owen MacCafferty

“Incredibly performed by Alice Frankham and Danny Solomon… I found myself frequently forgetting I was watching a play, rather it felt like witnessing someone’s life unfold… Beautifully directed by Jake Murray… This performance captivated, surprised, and impressed me.”

- The Mancunion

Donal and Mona come to England to make a new life. Its the Swinging Sixties, they fall in love and set up home. The whole world seems to lie at their feet. But Donal drinks, and as Mona is drawn into his lifestyle their love is put to the ultimate test.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DURHAM & 53TWO, MANCHESTER OCT 2017

Cast and creatives
  • Danny Soloman as Donal
  • Alice Frankham as Mona
  • Produced by Hannah Ellis Ryan
  • Directed by Jake Murray
  • Lighting by Kay Harding Haynes
  • Sound by Andrew Glassford
  • Production Management by Andrew Glassford
  • Assistant Director Qasim Salam
  • Voice coaching by Graham Eaglesham & Lottie Williams-Burrell
OUR REVIEWS

"This is an opening production for the Elysium Theatre Company and they have chosen to open with a premiere for the region. Their plans are to present new writing in the region and they are to be commended on this. I, for one, look forward to their next production... This is well acted and gritty tale that deserves a big audience."

North East Theatre Guide

**** ”A pair of staggeringly good performances... Solomon and Frankham make Donal and Mona so convincingly human and vulnerable... director Jake Murray catches the giddy sense of time and place superbly, with gorgeous black and white photographs lining the stage and an excellent choice in period music... a very powerful play with excellent performances."

- Manchester Theatre Awards

"This is the sort of Theatre I love to see. It’s well written, well performed and well directed."

- North West End

"There is excellent chemistry between Solomon and Frankham right from the start, and in this well-paced piece, Murray takes us on this very intimate journey with skill. Starting in romantic comedy mode, the downward spiral to tragedy and despair is really quite compelling."

- Manchester Salon

"A challenging, hard-hitting, but rewarding production, with a strong message about addiction and love. Definitely one to watch."

- Reviews Hub

**** “Casting Alice Frankham and Danny Solomon is not Jake Murray’s only success in this production, but clearly the one on which all others hang. This is the key to this production’s success: there is chemistry between these two. We follow their story not as two hopeless drunks, but as two brutally afflicted lovers. We believe in them and warm to them as a couple... Come awards season, if all three names do not feature on this year’s list of nominations, Manchester theatre will have had a very blessed year, indeed."

- British Theatre Guide

“Incredibly performed by Alice Frankham and Danny Solomon… I found myself frequently forgetting I was watching a play, rather it felt like witnessing someone’s life unfold… Beautifully directed by Jake Murray… This performance captivated, surprised, and impressed me.”

- The Mancunion