Setting A Glass

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20130103 (BBC7)

A man is called to hospital to see his ailing mother, but unknowingly does anything to avoid her bedside. Stars James Fleet.

20130103 (BBC7)

A man is called to hospital to see his mother, but does anything to avoid her bedside.

20130103 (BBC7)
20130104 (BBC7)

A man is called to hospital to see his mother, but does anything to avoid her bedside.

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20120208 (BBC7)
20120209 (BBC7)

A man arriving at the bedside of his unwell, elderly mother can't sit with her. Why?

By Nick Warburton

A man is summoned to a hospital where his elderly mother is fading away. He arrives in the middle of the night and walks through empty corridors looking for a coffee machine. So why is he avoiding sitting at his mother's bedside?

He gets talking to an auxiliary nurse a disgruntled but determined young woman whose life is starting, just as his mother's is ending. As he tells this complete stranger about his mother's uneventful life, her small achievements, he comes to understand some of the mechanisms at play in his strange inability to sit with her.

Mike....James Fleet

Ellie....Hannah Pierce

Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

A man (James Fleet) is summoned to a hospital where his elderly mother is fading away.

He arrives in the middle of the night and walks through empty corridors looking for a coffee machine.

So why is he avoiding sitting at his mother's bedside?

He gets talking to an auxiliary nurse (HANNAH PIERCE) a disgruntled but determined young woman whose life is starting, just as his mother's is ending.

As he tells this complete stranger about his mother's uneventful life, her small achievements, he comes to understand some of the mechanisms at play in his strange inability to sit with her.

James Fleet (FOUR WEDDINGS, VICAR OF DIBLEY), better known for his comedy roles, plays the man at sea with his own past.

HANNAH PIERCE, like the character she plays, is a young woman on the verge of success.

The play that she part-devised at Edinburgh, 'Metapmorphoses,' got 5 x '5 stars,' won The Carol Tambor Award and has just transferred to the Croydon Warehouse, soon to go to the Pleasance, Islington.

It has been invited for a New York run off-Broadway.

Nick Warburton is an award-winning playwright for TV radio and stage.

His work with director Peter Kavanagh includes 'Mustard Seed,' 'Beast' (Tinniswood-award for Best Play) and 'Foundling'.

Nick's most recent award was The Sandford St Martin for Witness.

His most recently aired play was the adaptation of The Snow Goose.

A man arriving at the bedside of his unwell, elderly mother can't sit with her.

Why?