Ustinov Studio

The Omission of the Family Coleman

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

Event Information

UK Premiere
Ustinov Studio


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.

UK Premiere

Ustinov Studio

Thursday 28 March – Saturday 27 April 2019

The Omission of the Family Coleman

By Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily

Directed by Laurence Boswell.

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