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12 - 23 MAR

7:45pm

Cold, Dark Matters

£10 PREVIEWS/£13/£16

writer

Jack Brownridge Kelly

director

Roisin McCay-Hines

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There’s a shed in that field. It’s long forgotten. Unloved some would say. According to one curious stranger, it will soon be blown up.

A satirical dark comedy about rural communities, isolation, and the dangers of obsessively trying to fit in, Cold, Dark Matters delves into the murky underwaters of a community in Cornwall and its new resident whose desire for a rural retreat may not be all that it seems…

Cold, Dark Matters was first performed at The Solomon Brown Hall in Mousehole in 2023. With the help of FEAST and Ha Hum Ah Theatre, it has since toured across Cornwall to sold out audiences. 

Audience feedback:
* ‘Beautifully written, structured, and performed… Loved it!’ – Mark Jenkin (BAFTA Winning Film Director of BAIT and ENYS MEN)
* ‘I absolutely loved this, what a great night! Really engrossing and engaging story and performance. Perfect format.’
* ‘I loved that I’ve been mulling over the ending all week. I was totally invested in the story from start to the end.’
* ‘Quick witted humour drenched in satire.’
* ‘One of the best things I’ve seen in a while. Brilliant writing performed with skill and consideration for the audience, loved it.’

About the artists:
Jack is an alumnus of The Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwrighting Programme. He trained as an actor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has since performed in numerous theatres across the Southwest (Tobacco Factory, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth). In Cornwall he has recently performed with o-region (NADELIK) and The Minack (Superstition Mountain, Further Than The Furthest Thing). Jack will also be appearing in comedian Joe Lycett’s upcoming short film ‘MARK.

Roisin (Rosh) is a Cornish/Irish director, predominantly working with new writing and adaptations. Roisin trained as a director at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and is a first-class alumna of the University of Exeter, where she read English literature and Drama. She has additionally trained with the JMK, Young Vic and Exeter Northcott Theatre. She recently directed the UK premiere of Our Christmas Carol – A Musical at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in Birmingham (★★★★ – All That Dazzles, ★★★★ – Reviews Hub), and a brand new adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles by award-winning playwright Matt Grinter for Red Rope Theatre (★★★★ – StageTalk Magazine). Roisin is also a recipient of the MGC Futures Bursary Award 23/24 and is currently developing her new play inspired by the 1997 cargo ship that spilled 5 million pieces of sea-themed Lego into ocean. Further directing credits include Before It All Ends (Minack Theatre), Pushing On Open Doors (Royal Shakespeare Company, rehearsed reading), Life Before You (Alma Theatre, supported by Shakespeare at Tobacco Factory Bursary Award), A Bomb We Called Sam (Bristol Old Vic), No One Will Tell Me How to Start a Revolution (Wardrobe Theatre), GAMBIT (Exeter Northcott), Mrs Buscome’s Brown Betty (Kneehigh). 

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.


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Jack Brownridge Kelly

Jack is an alumnus of The Royal Court's Introduction to Playwrighting Programme. He trained as an actor at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has since performed in numerous theatres across the Southwest (Tobacco Factory, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth). In Cornwall he has recently performed with o-region (NADELIK) and The Minack (Superstition Mountain, Further Than The Furthest Thing). Jack will also be appearing in comedian Joe Lycett's upcoming short film 'MARK.

writer

Jack Brownridge Kelly

director

Roisin McCay-Hines

set designer

Lucy Read

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Hugo Winder-Lind

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