torn apart (dissolution)

writer & director : BJ MCNEILL
4 - 22 July
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon

“I fell in love once. With the wrong woman” 

This is a love story. A love story set in three different times and three different bedrooms…

West Germany, Bremen, the early 1980s. The universities and cafés are full of young people who escaped from the East, the bars are full of American soldiers. Alina, a Polish literature student, bumps into one of them.

London, 1999. The turn of the century. Elliott, a young chef is dating Casey, an Australian backpacker. Whilst eating Indian food and listening to RHCP, Elliott talks to Casey about his orphanage and his love for her. She listens knowing that, sooner or later, her Visa will run out.

London, now. Holly married a perfect man, had a child and achieved her white picket fence fantasy but this is in the past now, for she has fallen in love with Erica, and she will do anything to rationalise her feelings.

TORN APART (DISSOLUTION) puts women centre stage and deals with issues such as feminism, immigration, male repression, fate, homosexuality, but above all it explores the most painful aspects of human conditioning.

★★★★★  “Innovative, imaginative and most of all, unique” London Pub Theatres

★★★★★ “TORN APART’S emphasis on relationships has something that will appeal to everyone” Female Arts Magazine

★★★★ “The threat of violence and the animal baseness of sex are omnipresent as if Pinter were directing everything” British Theatre

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 90mins without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

Please note that this show contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and sexual violence, simulated drug use and full frontal male and female nudity. 

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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skin tight

17 Oct - 4 Nov

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workshop: creating character through physicality

18 Oct, 1, 4, 8, 11 & 18 Nov

A 3 hour workshop led by Matthew Parker, award winning Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre

Matthew will work with attendees on fun, innovative and effective ways of building a character’s physicality and how to unlock your character’s inner rhythm.

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