gilded butterflies

devised by: THE COMPANY / director: KATHRYN PAPWORTH-SMITH
6 - 24 Nov
7.45pm
£15/12
Tues - Sat. No shows Sun & Mon.

“A moth came into my room…I tried to save it. I set it free…”

Following its debut at the Leicester Square Theatre and ★★★★★ run at Brighton Fringe Festival, the powerful and paradoxically hopeful GILDED BUTTERFLIES comes to The Hope Theatre.

A 6ft x 9ft cell in Florida, USA. A young woman, Maggie. She loves her husband, enjoys painting and hopes to do more cooking at home – once she gets out.

Based on real events, witness how the human spirit can stretch in order to survive in this new, two-woman play about the glimmers of hope, even in the darkest of hours.

Tormented Casserole Productions seek to examine all aspects of humanity through devised work. Inspired by their meeting with death row survivors, they explore the volume of a living soul contained in one cell.

In US prisons an estimated 80,000 people are living in solitary confinement. Existing in a small, sterile room for 23 hours a day.

What would keep your hope alive?

★★★★★ “Superbly crafted and mesmerisingly performed” Remote Goat

★★★★ “Raw, engaging and powerful” Female Arts

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts approximately 60mins without interval. 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 and exchanges are not available.

katheryn howard

29 Oct - 16 Nov

A hauntingly relevant examination of power, truth and blame.

An all-female cast retells the story of seventeen year old Katheryn Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII. Locked within her rooms, whilst men investigate their conduct, the young queen and her ladies await the interrogations they know will come.

thread

19 Nov - 7 Dec

Vivian is on the verge of a career defining achievement when a shattering allegation about her famous father, now suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, threatens to be revealed. As the pressure grows around the family, the threads that bind them begin to snap. Is protecting family, more important than the truth?

hamlet (an experience)

24 & 25 Nov

You are the players arriving at Elsinore. Hamlet needs your help to take on the roles of his friends and family and resolve the great questions of life. Journey through the play together and become immersed in the story like never before. Hamlet has questions. Do you have the answers?

getting over everest

10 - 21 Dec

GETTING OVER EVEREST is an original 60 minute comedy, following Libby’s journey into singledom after she is unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of 10 years… just before Christmas! A unique female led production combining monologue storytelling, ensemble, character comedy and the ultimate Christmas Playlist.

hamlet: rotten states

14 Jan - 1 Feb

6FootStories follow up their acclaimed interpretation of Macbeth with a furious retelling of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy performed by only three actors. The travelling players take charge of Hamlet’s tale, turning tragedy into wicked farce as they take on his story of corruption, lust and murder most foul.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)