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.

booking:

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

(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

caravan of dreams

18 & 19 Nov

A caravan is departing friends! It is departing for the East! It is a Caravan of Dreams. For the first time ever, performance storytelling comes to The Hope Theatre with a mythological mash-up of alternative Arabian folktales. Expect flying horses, floating palaces and one very insistent pair of slippers.

head-rot holiday

27 Nov - 22 Dec

In a secure hospital for the ‘criminally insane’, three women prepare for the Christmas disco and ask: ‘in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I’m insane?’ An irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist voices of her generation, Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces, The Gut Girls).

alternativity

9, 10, 16 & 17 Dec

It’s Christmas in Billericay. The boys are back from uni, Mum’s been on the
wine and Dad’s dozing off when there’s a knock at the door… This is a very
untraditional EsseXmas story.

in conversation with graham norton

8 - 26 Jan 2019

Mark has a problem. Mark has so much to say. Mark has nobody to talk to. Mark is 17 and lonely. Mark has a photo of Graham Norton. Graham knows how to listen. Graham knows what questions to ask. Graham looks kind. Graham won’t judge. Graham is just a photo.

little echoes

19 Feb - 9 Mar 2019

London: Now, Last year, Next year. A young girl meets her idol and disappears. Shajenthran’s brother has acid thrown in his face, and Shaj is out for revenge. June is a fixer for the super wealthy but her latest task is a step too far. A kaleidoscopic tale of loss, grief and loneliness in our dangerous, modern world.

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