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BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE by Dennis Potter

2 - 20 May 2017

Award winning director: MATTHEW PARKER

 

“All I want is the England I used to know. The England I remember.

 

I simply want the world to stop just where it is – and go back a bit. ”

 

 

Intense and macabre, prophetic and darkly funny, Dennis Potter’s infamous play Brimstone and Treacle exposes the horror lurking in Middle England minds. Behind floral curtains, Mr and Mrs Bates care for their daughter, left injured and insensible following a car crash. A young visitor with a silver tongue crashes into their lives, but is he their saviour, a thief or the Devil himself?

 

 

 

Snapshot

writer : GEORGE JOHNSTON / director : JAMES MCANDREW

23 May - 10 June 2017

7.45pm

£15/£12

Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon

 

James is a photographer; he’s very good but makes zero money. His partner, Daniel, is a banker; he’s also very good and makes a lot of money. Frank is retired; he likes James’ work and wants to give him money, only it’s not for his work… What’s the difference between what you’re worth to someone and what you’re worth? What is the true cost of living in the twenty-first century?

 

Snapshot is a challenging and incisive examination of sexuality, fidelity, and our screwed up relationships in this modern world.

 

 

 

I know you of old

writer : DAVID FAIRS / adapted from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

13 Jun - 1 Jul 2017 at 7.45pm

7.45pm & 2.30 Matinees on 21, 24, 28 June & 1 July

£15/£12

Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon

 

 

 

Using only Shakespeare’s original text, David Fairs re-orchestrates Much Ado About Nothing into a new, parallel dark comedy: I Know You Of Old. Join the legendary Benedick and Beatrice as they stalk the midnight shadows of this secluded chapel – their battles of wit are as sparkling as ever, but is there a darkness at the heart of the Merry War…?

 

 

 

 

 

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…

 

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.

 

 

 

 

The Hope Theatre,

207 Upper Street,

London N1 1RL

 

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