i know you of old
Hero is dead.
The night before the funeral, the strange circumstances of her death hang in the air – are the rumours about Hero to be trusted? At her coffin, the eye of the storm, her fiance Claudio is wracked with grief and guilt.
When Hero’s sharp-tongued cousin Beatrice arrives, closely followed by notorious playboy Benedick, Claudio sees a way to atone for former wrongs and do one last thing for Hero – he will bring this prickly pair together.
But extreme emotional circumstances can make you act in peculiar ways. What might you do to ease the pain? Would you abandon yourself to recklessness? Could you laugh through the tears?
Using only Shakespeare’s original text, David Fairs re-orchestrates Much Ado About Nothing into a new, parallel dark comedy: I Know You Of Old. Join the legendary Benedick and Beatrice as they stalk the midnight shadows of this secluded chapel – their battles of wit are as sparkling as ever, but is there a darkness at the heart of the Merry War…?
After their 2016 Hope Theatre success Macbeths, GOLEM! returns with another reimagined and repurposed Shakespeare adaptation, shedding new light on a story you might think you already know.
Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts one hour 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 (2.30PM ON MATINEES)
Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm. EXCEPT for the 4 matinee performances on 21, 24, 28 June & 1 July when under 18s can be admitted due to a 2.30pm start time at these 3 performances.
Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided.
A new play about mental health in Britain today. Life is pretty sh*t when you’re trapped in a forever darkening world of in-compassionate government policy with no way out. Holding on to each other might be the only thing stopping you drown.
This isn’t poverty porn; there’s nothing sexy about despair.
Frank is a struggling stand up comedian and self professed cultural provocateur. He’s intelligent, he’s funny, he’s frustrated, he’s frank. He’s just about to kill himself. But first, he has one or two important things to say and, although told with a dark philosophical wit, it’s a story of hope.
It’s been 5 years. Vic’s moved on. Charlie’s a medical mystery. And nothing’s making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future.
David Lane’s thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can’t.
Simon – young, gay, Australian – is an aid worker ready to save the world. When he comes across an orphaned baby girl, his world changes.
An incredible tale of discovery based on true events: a mysterious country, a little beating heart and the myths we tell ourselves.
Dennis Potter’s infamous play exposes the horror lurking in Middle England minds. Behind floral curtains, Mr and Mrs Bates care for their daughter, left injured and insensible following a car accident. A charming young visitor crashes into their lives, but is he their saviour, a thief or the Devil himself?
Directed by The Hope’s Offie winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker.
James, a photographer, makes zero money. His partner, Daniel, a banker, makes a lot of money. Frank likes James’ work and wants to give him money, but not for his work…
Snapshot is a challenging and incisive examination of sexuality, fidelity, and our screwed up relationships in this modern world.
“I fell in love once. With the wrong woman”
A love story set in three different times and three different bedrooms.
TORN APART (DISSOLUTION) puts women centre stage and deals with feminism, immigration, male repression, fate, homosexuality, exploring the most painful aspects of human conditioning.