“All over the world there are these invisible threads stretching between lovers and husbands and wives and couples, that if you could see them, you’d get caught up in them, you’d suffocate.“
It’s been 5 years. Vic’s moved on. Charlie’s a medical mystery. And nothing’s making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future. Their explosive encounter makes them question everything they know and ask why they can’t break free of the threads that bind them together. David Lane’s thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can’t.
David Lane is an award-nominated British playwright. He has written numerous plays for young companies, adults and professional touring including work for Half Moon, Proteus, Kilter Theatre, Travelling Light, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Chichester Festival Theatre, British School of Beijing, Salisbury Playhouse, Cheltenham Everyman and the egg. Other commissions include productions at Theatre 503, Theatre West and Tobacco Factory Theatres. Lane’s work has previously been described as ‘powerful, chilling and politically engaged’ (Venue), as well as ‘vivid, disturbing and utterly fascinating’, (4* The Times).
Pamela Schermann has directed numerous shows in London and abroad, most recently the opera Mozart & Salieri (Arcola Theatre), Veils (The Theatre Room), Iphigenia in Tauris (Rose Playhouse) and Othello, which toured to New York City following a successful run at the Rose Playhouse in 2015. The cast includes Samuel Lawrence, who recently appeared in 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre), Victory (Theatre503) and King John (Theatre Royal Bath). He will be joined by Katharine Davenport, who recently finished filming the feature Wilderness.
Time Zone Theatre Ltd is an international theatre company based in London, which presents bold and daring work with room for experimentation and innovation. Recent productions include praised re-imaginations of Shakespeare at the Rose Playhouse, New Writing at Southwark Playhouse and the double-bill Shoot, I didn’t mean that / The Last Days of Mankind at Tristan Bates Theatre, which was awarded a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England. Arteria Theatre is a new London theatre company, creating visceral, challenging and engaging theatre with some of Britain’s most exciting contemporary playwrights.
Cast: Katharine Davenport, Samuel Lawrence. Creatives: Pamela Schermann (Director), Jo Jones (Set and costume designer), Rachel Sampley (Lighting designer), James Scriven (Sound designer). Producers: Time Zone Theatre and Arteria Theatre.
The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper Street, London N1 1RL
11 – 29 April 2017 (Tues – Sat 7.45pm)
Tickets: £15 / £12 Concessions
Box office: 0333 666 3366 or online booking via www.thehopetheatre.com
Twitter: @TheHopeTheatre, @TimeZoneTheatre, @ArteriaTheatre