brazil

writer: RONAN O'DONNELL / director: ALEX CRAMPTON
22 & 23 Oct
7.45pm
£15/12
Sun & Mon only

“This is only meant to happen on the news”

Doddy’s lost; radicalised by US bombs falling too close to home. A trade war between the US and Europe escalates; political pollution, consumer excess, desolation, pills and pints pervade.  Security’s breaking down – the terrorists have wiped out the governments, but the Hamshanker in the control room’s clocking the blonde in the biscuit aisle. Home has become a cynical wasteland where even angels flee.  When hope is a cryptic slogan and every move is caught on CCTV, how does anyone find sanctuary amidst the slums?

Through the stench of smoke and feathers, somewhere in a Scotland not far from now, Doddy scavenges for signs, for sense, and the lushes of Brazil.

Brazil is written by Edinburgh-based Ronan O’Donnell and directed by Alex Crampton (OVNV TS Eliot UK/US Exchange Award Winner 2012). It is presented by ProdUse Theatre (associate producer on the recent and critically acclaimed production of Doubt – A Parable at the Southwark Playhouse) and performed by Angus Chisholm.

★★★★ “The enigmatically dark one man performance by Angus Chisholm can be seen as a suitable pre-warning of 1984…a force of tremendous nature…outstanding” – Liverpool Sounds & Vision

“Performed with vigor and expertise, creating a powerful experience for the audience….Chisholm is an extremely talented actor” – Broadway Baby

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

a curmudgeon’s guide to christmas round robin letters

5 - 23 Dec

A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Christmas Round Robin Letters is adapted by Scott Le Crass from the book The Cat That Could Open The Fridge by Simon Hoggart.  It’s a warm, witty and sometimes weird look at a collection of real life Christmas round robin letters. Think Mrs Merton meets Talking Heads. Simon Hoggart was a political sketch writer, diarist and columnist for The Guardian.

my gay best friend

9 - 27 Jan

Racquell (Louise Jameson) has locked herself in the ladies, furious because her gay best friend Gavin (Nigel Fairs) isn’t there to support her karaoke debut; he’s sitting in a walk-in wardrobe with a yoghurt pot and a turkey baster! A heady mixture of high camp, melancholy and haunting childhood drama.

foodie

14, 15, 21, 22 Jan

A young woman sits down with forty of her closest friends from three different countries, different ethnicities, sexual identities and professions, and asks them one simple question: “How do you feel about food?” FOODIE is a verbatim play about young women’s relationships with food, from the divine to the obscene.

moments & empty beds

30 Jan - 17 Feb

Award winning company PENNYWORTH PRODUCTIONS present a double bill by critically acclaimed emerging writer Julia Cranney.
MOMENTS | EMPTY BEDS are two funny, frank and touching one-act plays which explore modern loneliness, family tension and missed connections.
★★★★ Fest, Three Weeks, Scottish Daily Mail, Spy In the Stalls, Views From the Gods

my evolution of cave painting

4 & 5 Feb 2018

After its 2017 sell-out show, MY EVOLUTION OF CAVE PAINTING comes to The Hope Theatre for two nights only. A hilarious and deeply personal reflection about growing up and dealing with yourself. Encompassing cavemen, depression, and paint. A unique and inspiring production performed in verse by Howard Horner.

foul pages

20 Feb - 17 Mar

Raleigh’s condemned, Shakespeare’s desperate and the Countess of Pembroke has a plan! It’s 1603, and a new play has been commissioned to seduce the King into a merciful mood. FOUL PAGES is a fruity farce is full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons. You think you know your Shakespeare? Think again!
Directed by The Hope Theatre’s award winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker. 

our big love story

20 Mar - 7 Apr

4 teenagers, 1 Teacher, 1 Terror Attack, Post July 2005
5 people’s lives intertwine in OUR BIG LOVE STORY; a tale of faith, prejudice, love & healing looking at radicalisation of young people and the struggle to keep faith in modern Britain.

pig

10 - 28 Apr 2018

Three gay couples explore the boundaries of their relationships in the quest for intimacy. Through emotional domination, sexual submission, compulsion and violence, they delve into the space where lines between love and obsession cease to exist. A provocative account of contemporary sexuality, which asks what love is, and what the lengths we’ll go to get it are.

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