A frenzied tale of life, death and life after death. And death after life. 6FootStories come to London for three weeks with SOFTEN THE GREY, their acclaimed two-man tragi-comedy about the afterlife.
When a young diver finds himself trapped in a tunnel and runs out of air, he naturally assumes it’s game over. But then he’s transported to a bizarre Citizens Advice Bureau for the deceased, staffed only by an eccentric and mysterious receptionist, and things start to get a little confusing.
Taken on a whistle-stop tour of his past, the dead diver is shown a glimpse of any and every possible afterlife there is, and together, he and the receptionist must work out which eternal path is best…
Cast: Jake Hassam The Receptionist and Nigel Munson The Diver
6FootStories is a theatre company that creates bold, exciting pieces of theatre that bend the rules of reality. They throw ordinary people into extraordinary circumstances and – interspersed with dark humour – they explore the big ideas along the way, like life, death and faith.
Written and performed by 6FootStories’ co-artistic directors Jake Hassam and Nigel Munson, SOFTEN THE GREY was developed in 2013 and has since enjoyed performance success at a wide variety of festivals and venues including Theatre503, the Ventnor Fringe, the BikeShed in Exeter and a run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014.
6FootStories was formed by Jake Hassam and Nigel Munson after they met at the Oxford School of Drama. Together they have written and directed two full length plays as well as three editions of their new writing revue Shattered Fragments. They also create interactive work for festivals, including BoomTown Fair, Secret Garden Party and Electric Picnic, and will be touring their unique festival experience The Gypsy Lodge this summer.
SOFTEN THE GREY by JAKE HASSAM & NIGEL MUNSON
The Hope Theatre
207 Upper Street
London N1 1RL
13th to 31st January 2015
Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm
Tickets £14 & £12 concs
Box Office: 0333 666 3366
28th December 2014