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 85mins without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

Contains strong language and sexual scenes.

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)

threads

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David Lane’s thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can’t.

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Directed by The Hope’s Offie winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker.

snapshot

23 May - 10 June 2017

“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?

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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…?

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