gilded butterflies

devised by: THE COMPANY / director: KATHRYN PAPWORTH-SMITH
6 - 24 Nov
7.45pm
£15/12
Tues - Sat. No shows Sun & Mon.

“A moth came into my room…I tried to save it. I set it free…”

Following its debut at the Leicester Square Theatre and ★★★★★ run at Brighton Fringe Festival, the powerful and paradoxically hopeful GILDED BUTTERFLIES comes to The Hope Theatre.

A 6ft x 9ft cell in Florida, USA. A young woman, Maggie. She loves her husband, enjoys painting and hopes to do more cooking at home – once she gets out.

Based on real events, witness how the human spirit can stretch in order to survive in this new, two-woman play about the glimmers of hope, even in the darkest of hours.

Tormented Casserole Productions seek to examine all aspects of humanity through devised work. Inspired by their meeting with death row survivors, they explore the volume of a living soul contained in one cell.

In US prisons an estimated 80,000 people are living in solitary confinement. Existing in a small, sterile room for 23 hours a day.

What would keep your hope alive?

★★★★★ “Superbly crafted and mesmerisingly performed” Remote Goat

★★★★ “Raw, engaging and powerful” Female Arts

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts approximately 60mins without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

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 and exchanges are not available.

graceful – POSTPONED

7 - 25 April

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy? – POSTPONED

19 & 20 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

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