Taking Off (2020)

Going to Britain and Europe is a huge deal when you do it for the first time and you're in your 40s. Or older. And alone. The terror, loneliness and sheer exhilaration of the experience is the basis for Taking Off.

From the pen of Roger Hall.

Directed by Barry Magowan

All images by Anna Menendez Photography 

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Ruth (Eryl Raymond) writing her novel

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Ruth (Eryl Raymond)

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Flying to London. From left: Noeline (Di Logan), Ruth (Eryl Raymond), Jean (understudied by Fi Gudsell) and Frankie (Ruth Flynn)
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Noeline (Di Logan)

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Frankie played by Ruth Flynn
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Frankie (Ruth Flynn) chooses a holiday

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Noeline (Di Logan) sends an email
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Noeline played by Di Logan

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Jean, understudied by Fi Gudsell
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From left: Ruth (Eryl Raymond) with Frankie (Ruth Flynn) in the foreground