These two questions are at the heart of Ronald Hardwood’s play ‘Equally Divided. A play with plenty of laughs yet a powerful moral tale for our time.
Edith has sacrificed her life to care for her mother for the last fifteen years, she is unmarried and unloved. Meanwhile her sister, Renata, glamorous and married several times, has spent her life doing exactly what she pleased and has never lifted so much as a painted finger nail to help.
The play opens after the funeral of their mother, and Edith is waiting for the reading of the will – she is determined to get her just deserts. Into the mix is thrown Charles, the family solicitor, who has always had a soft spot for Renata and Fabian, a disarmingly dishonest antique dealer.
Fylde Coast Players won ‘Best Play’ and Best Overall Production’ for their performance last October of Ronald Harwood’s ‘Quartet’ at the North West Area NODA awards (the amateur theatre’s Oscars) and hope that everyone who enjoyed Quartet will find this play just as entertaining and thought provoking.