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.

testament

14 May - 1 Jun 2019

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and… Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers appear as apparitions of biblical characters, aiding Max in his discovery or tempting him away. His only hope of recovery lies in the hands of his brother Chris.

true colours

19 - 20 May

In a time before social media, when we liked to talk rather than tweet, the 90’s seemed a simpler place. But when work is not enough best friends and work mates Ray and Leon find themselves at life’s crossroads. TRUE COLOURS is a hilarious one-act play we can all relate to.

sexy lamp

26 & 27 May

“And so I figured if McDonald’s can call itself a restaurant, I can call myself an actor”
SEXY LAMP, Show of the Week at VAULT 2019, is a one-woman comedy with songs that follows Katie as she tries to shed some light on the shady acting industry. Katie trained at drama school so she can audition for ground-breaking roles including “dead girlfriend” and “restaurant slut”.

cuttings

4 - 22 June

YouTuber turned actor Arthur Moses wins an Olivier Award, and goes onto drunkenly deliver the most offensive, outrageous and profanity laden speech in the ceremony’s history.
His publicists have quite a morning ahead of them.
CUTTINGS is a satirical look at fandom, fame and being ‘sorry’ in the 21st Century.

pramkicker

16 & 17 June

When Jude gets arrested for kicking a pram she finds herself being sent to Anger Management classes to avoid a criminal record. This bittersweet comedy about two sister’s unity, takes us on a nostalgic journey of their past and feelings about the future, inviting us to question what defines womanhood.

the censor

25 Jun - 13 Jul

Female-led RoundPeg Theatre brings Anthony Neilson’s controversial play to London for the first time in 15 years. A female pornographer comes face to face with a censor – the man whose job it is to determine whether her work can see the light of day.

A tender, graphic exploration into sex, pleasure and taboo.

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