snapshot

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

“I was young. I was a bit stupid. We all were.”

London, 2017. Anything goes if you can afford it. James, a photographer, is struggling to tell Daniel, his banker boyfriend that he can’t get work. Daniel is finally out of the closet, but can’t talk about his feelings. Frank wants James and will pay for it, but doesn’t want his wife to know. Olivia just wants to be noticed. What is the true cost of living in the 21st century?

SNAPSHOT lifts the taboos on unconventional relationships, and invites you to liberate (even if for one night only) your deepest desires for sexual expression. Raw, poignant and powerful, George Johnston’s debut full-length play is a triumphant exploration of sexuality, possession, and mental health.

View the trailer here 

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 produced by Zak Khan and Zoe Weldon. 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 75 minutes without interval and contains strong language and sexual content. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 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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