snapshot

writer : GEORGE JOHNSTON / director : JAMES MCANDREW
23 May - 10 June 2017
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon

James is a photographer; he’s very good but makes zero money. His partner, Daniel, is a banker; he’s also very good and makes a lot of money. Frank is retired; he likes James’ work and wants to give him money, only it’s not for his work… What’s the difference between what you’re worth to someone and what you’re worth? What is the true cost of living in the twenty-first century? 

“You know what’s the thing most likely to kill him in the next 20 years? Cancer? Run over by someone? No. Suicide. That’s fucked up…. I’ve had moments… Considered it. Haven’t we all?”

Snapshot is a challenging and incisive examination of sexuality, fidelity, and our screwed up relationships in this modern world. 

Snapshot is the first full-length play by George Johnston, whose previous work includes Heart of Darkness (Arcola Theatre, 5* Edinburgh Fringe). Directed by James McAndrew whose previous work includes Wild West End (Paulden Hall, Pleasance) and The Final Act (RopeWalk, Edinburgh Fringe – NSDF Award Best Direction). Snapshot is the first show produced by Michelle Barnette Productions. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 80 minutes 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.

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)

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This isn’t poverty porn; there’s nothing sexy about despair.

human issue

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threads

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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