richard parker

writer: OWEN THOMAS
22 & 23 Jan 2017
7.45pm
£15/12
Two shows only.

LONDON PREMIERE

In an 1838 book Edgar Allan Poe told the story of four men lost at sea. In order to survive they killed and ate the cabin boy, an unfortunate soul by the name of Richard Parker. Forty years later, in a real life situation, four men did find themselves adrift in a boat and to survive they had to kill and eat the cabin boy whose name also happened to be Richard Parker.

Was it simply coincidence? Or something darker?

Now two men meet on the deck of a ship. Both named Richard Parker. Little do they realise that their coincidental encounter is one piece in a longer chain linking the two individuals to each other.

Two men. One name.

With its razor-sharp script this black comedy builds to an unexpected climax which will leave audiences gasping in astonishment. Owen Thomas’ Richard Parker is a brilliantly dark and witty exploration of the intersection between fate and coincidence. Don’t miss this exciting piece from the team that brought you the Off West End Award nominated The House Of Usher.

Starring Luke Adamson & Dan Bottomley

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 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.

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. 

kicked in the sh*tter

21 Mar - 8 Apr 2017

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.

human issue

26 Mar - 3 Apr 2017

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.

threads

11 - 29 Apr 2017

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.

lakavu

16, 17, 23 & 24 April 2017

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.

brimstone and treacle

2 - 20 May 2017

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.

snapshot

23 May - 10 June 2017

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 know you of old

13 Jun - 1 Jul 2017 at 7.45pm

Hero is dead. At her coffin, her fiance Claudio is wracked with grief and guilt.

When Hero’s sharp-tongued cousin Beatrice and notorious playboy Benedick arrive, Claudio seeks to atone for former wrongs – he will bring this prickly pair together. But is there a darkness at the heart of the Merry War…?

torn apart (dissolution)

4 - 22 July

“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.

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