Ustinov Studio

The Omission of the Family Coleman

  • 28 March - 27 April
The Omission of the Family Coleman

Event Information

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.45pm
Matinees Thurs & Sat 2.30pm

Running Time: approx. 2h10 incl. interval

No performance info available

★★★★★ StageTalk Magazine
★★★★ “Beautifully acted” The Times
★★★★ Bristol Post
★★★★ Whatsonstage
“One of the best performances I’ve ever seen” Wiltshire Times
“Glorious” Bath Magazine
“Outstanding” Bath Echo


Three generations of the dysfunctional Coleman family live under one roof on the verge of chaos, held in check by their matriarchal grandmother. But how will the family cope when their linchpin is removed?

This absurdist comedy has been a huge global hit, winning a number of prestigious awards including the Ace Award for Best Argentinian Play and the Best Original Play Award at the Fiesta Nacional del Teatro.

Claudio Tolcachir is an influential Argentinian theatre-maker who was recognised as The Outstanding Personality of Culture in 2012 by the Legislature of Buenos Aires.

Stella Feehily’s plays include Game, Duck and the award-winning O, Go My Man. She has worked extensively with Out of Joint Theatre Company and the Royal Court Theatre.

The cast includes Evanna Lynch, who starred as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films, and Rowan Polonski, known for Kingsman and Doctor Who, and who was last in Bath in Shakespeare in Love. The cast is completed by Patrick Moy, Laoisha O’Callaghan, Natalie Radmall-Quirke, Robert Mountford, Anne Kent and David Crowley.

Laurence Boswell is the Olivier Award-winning Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio whose recent hugely acclaimed productions include The Whale, The Mentor and Trouble in Mind.

Photo: Andrew Ward – The Sofas of L.A., Yosemite Drive, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California

Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.45pm
Matinees Thurs & Sat 2.30pm

Post Show Discussion: Thursday 18 April after evening performance

Tickets: £23.50 / £18.50 Discounts

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies

Written by Claudio Tolcachir
In a new version by Stella Feehily
Directed by Laurence Boswell

The cast includes Evanna LynchRowan Polonski, Patrick Moy, Laoisha O’Callaghan, Natalie Radmall-Quirke, Robert Mountford, Anne Kent and David Crowley.

Designer – Tim Shortall

Lighting Designer – Colin Grenfell

Composer & Sound Designer – Tim Sutton

Movement Director – Gary Sefton

Assistant Director – Manuel Bau

Costume Supervisor – Kitty Hawkins

Props Supervisor – Lisa Buckley

Casting Director – Ginny Schiller

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets CAN  be shown on smartphones or tablets upon entry

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here