moments & empty beds

writer: JULIA CRANNEY / director: KATE TREADELL
30 Jan - 17 Feb
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat only

Since founding in 2016, Pennyworth Productions has toured its work to the Edinburgh, Camden and Galway Fringes. Their work has transferred to the Arcola Theatre as part of its ‘EH to E8’ pick of the fringe season, and they have been the recipient of both the Scottish Daily Mail Award and an inaugural Eddies Award.

 This February they are bringing their double bill ‘MOMENTS | EMPTY BEDS’ to the Hope Theatre, Islington. Having formed to use New Writing to Challenge Old Ideas, in these productions Pennyworth explore modern loneliness, family tension and missed connections.

Both written by emerging writer Julia Cranney, these plays are funny, frank and touching in equal measure.

MOMENTS: 

Daniel and Ava are two strangers who at first glance have nothing in common. He’s 56, she’s 25. He’s a talker, she’s a listener. But after a series of chance (and awkward) encounters, it’s starting to look like they’re becoming… friends?

EMPTY BEDS:

The Wyld sisters tend to avoid each other. Today they’re stuck on a train, en route to visit their brother for his birthday. In light of recent events, they’re determined to show a united front. But 250 miles into the journey, patience is wearing thin…

★★★★ Fest, Three Weeks, Scottish Daily Mail, Spy In the Stalls, Views From the Gods   

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including an interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. This performance contains strong language.

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 are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

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booking:
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0333 666 3366
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