threads

writer: DAVID LANE / director: PAMELA SCHERMANN
11 - 29 Apr 2017
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues - Sat. No shows Sun & Mon.

“All over the world there are these invisible threads stretching between lovers and husbands and wives and couples, that if you could see them, you’d get caught up in them, you’d suffocate”

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. Their explosive encounter makes them question everything they know and ask why they can’t break free of the threads that bind them together. David Lane’s thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can’t.

David Lane is an award-nominated British playwright and published dramaturg. He has written numerous plays for young companies, adults and professional touring including work for Half Moon, Proteus, Kilter Theatre, Travelling Light,Theatre Royal Plymouth, Chichester Festival Theatre, British School of Beijing,Salisbury Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman and the egg. Lane’s work has previously been described as ‘powerful, chilling and politically engaged’, as well as ‘vivid, disturbing and utterly fascinating’ – ★★★★ The Times.

Time Zone Theatre in association with Arteria Theatre are proud to present the stunning, surreal and beautiful THREADS at the Hope Theatre for a 3 week run in April 2017. 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 70 minutes without interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

There will be a Post Show Q&A on Thurs 20 April with THREADS writer David Lane. Free to all ticket holders to that evening’s performance. 

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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