claustrophobia

writer: JASON HEWITT / director: SHARON BURRELL
17 Nov - 5 Dec 2015
7.45pm
£14/£12
Tues to Sat

‘We could do whatever we like in here and no one would ever know.’
‘Apart from you and me.’

A woman. A man. Trapped.

Isolated from the outside world, games and fantasies blur into memories neither wishes to confront. Claustrophobia puts relationships under the microscope and asks – “what does it mean to be in control?”

Punctuated with moments of humour and tenderness, this minimalist production is a haunting psychological thriller making its London debut after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

“nail-biting … compelling … sharply-observed and engrossing.” The Scotsman
“instantly the play is ominous, foreboding” 4**** A Younger Theatre
“enjoyable, well directed play with strong performances and a great script.” 4 out of 5, Three Weeks magazine

Written by Jason Hewitt (novelist – The Dynamite Room, Devastation Road).  Directed by Sharon Burrell with Movement Direction by Shelby Williams.  Designed by Tom Burgess. A To The Moon production in association with Theatre Bench (Carthage, Therese Raquin, These Trees Are Made of Blood).

There will be a post show Q&A on the 24th November. The Hope Theatre’s Artistic Director Matthew Parker interviews Claustrophobia playwright Jason Hewitt. This event is free to all those with a ticket to that night’s performance.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm. The performance lasts 70mins without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only.

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