By Ronald Harwood. Directed by Joe Harmston. Starring Timothy West, Caroline Langrishe & Adrian Lukis. With video testimony by Vanessa Redgrave as Sister Sophia
Cressida and Julian Field live comfortably in the Sussex countryside with their elderly Ukrainian odd-job man and friend of the family, Romka. Cressida calls him her ‘life-saver’. Then suddenly the police arrive. What has Romka done? Is he guilty? Is there a time limit on punishment?
The Handyman looks at questions surrounding culpability, retribution, universal responsibility and the possibility of evil, in a story that holds and intrigues from start to finish.
Timothy West is one of the UK’s favourite stage and TV actors, most recently starring at Richmond in Quartet.