Theatre: The Winter Guest
The Winter Guest
is a 1995 play by Sharman MacDonald (mother of Keira Knightley
) that deals with four different relationships over the course of one freezing cold day in a village on the east coast of Scotland. Frances, a photographer, is hiding away from the world after the death of her husband and is being pestered by her mother, Elspeth. Her son, Alex, skips school and spends the day trying to chat up Nita, who he's just met. Also dogging it
are Sam and Tom, who hang out on the deserted beach for the day. They pass by Chloe and Lily, two elderly women who spend their days attending strangers' funerals.
In 1997, it was made into a film starring Emma Thompson
as Frances and her mother
Phyllida Law as Elspeth.
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