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COCKAMAMY

12 - 30 Jun

 

Cockamamy. Adj. Ludicrous. Nonsensical.

Alice and her granddaughter Rosie are a team. They live together, eat together, watch Countdown together. But for Alice, things have started to become ludicrous. Nonsensical.

Winner of the Lustrum Award for Outstanding New Play, Cockamamy is a hilarious, achingly poignant portrayal of what it means to live with dementia.

 

BOMB SEX

24 & 25 Jun

 

It’s the 1980s, ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland are at their height. But life goes on and some people just want to get their leg over! An explosive dark comedy examining the relationship between Ireland and England told through those trapped in their own situations.

 

One man.

Eight voices.

 

 

FAT JEWELS

3 - 21 Jul

 

A South Yorkshire council estate.

Pat’s having strange dreams.

He can’t shake them.

He’s gone round to Danny’s for a chat and some healthy advice.

Lonely and dangerous, Danny insists that what Pat needs is a therapy programme of Danny’s own making, involving cricket bats and trips to the zoo…

 

BURY THE HATCHET

Out Of The Forest Theatre Company

24 July - 11 August

 

An award winning musical exploring the myth and madness behind the Lizzie Borden Axe Murderer scandal.

Andrew and Abby Borden are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4th, 1892. Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect. Tried but acquitted of the crime, the story goes that she wielded the axe that killed them. Overnight, she became America's original “mad, bad and dangerous to know” icon of tabloid and rumour.

Returning from a tour in the US, Bury the Hatchet is true crime podcast meets bluegrass musical; a fun feminist reimagining of the Lizzie Borden story.

 

MEDICINE

by Meghan Tyler

14 Aug - 1 Sept

 

‘You’ll catch your death out here.’  ‘Well I’m not here to catch a bus, am I?’  One howling night in Northern Ireland, Ma discovers Moira on the edge of Warrenpoint pier, full of cheap whiskey and desperate to end it all… Is it too late to bring her daughter home? MEDICINE is a quick-witted tragicomedy by the up-and-coming, award-winning playwright Meghan Tyler. This beautiful tale, set against the wild backdrop of the Irish sea, explores the primal bond between a mother and her daughter. Boldly funny and achingly sad, MEDICINE captures the uncompromising way our lives can become suffocated by the effects of mental illness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hope Theatre,

207 Upper Street,

London N1 1RL

 

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