Di and Viv and Rose is a funny and thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life, and life’s impact on friendship.
Aged eighteen, three women join forces as freshers at university in 1983 and decide to share a house. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable.
On the surface, they seem unlikely friends, other than their shared love of the music of the artist formerly known as Prince. Di, a sporty lesbian business student, bursting with energy; Viv, a judgemental, driven, ambitious design student intent on escaping her roots; and Rose, more middle-class, insouciant, a student of Art History. It’s the early 80s and their friendship, over the next twenty-seven years, is the subject and the heart of this light, amusing and entertaining show.
Written by Amelia Bullmore, the play shows how their solidarity precariously survives physical separation, varied career paths and life's challenges.
The play contains strong language and adult themes.