The Breath of Life (play)

The Breath of Life (play)

The Breath of Life is a play by dramatist David Hare. It tells the story of a woman who is confronted by the wife of her lover. Over the course of one day and one night, the two women reflect on their lives and the relationship with the central, yet offstage, male character.

The play was premiered at the Royal Haymarket Theatre London on the 4th October and directed by Howard Davies with the following cast:

Frances Beale - Judi DenchMadeleine Palmer - Maggie Smith.


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