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London debut for A PRAYER at The Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar

A Prayer at Hen and Chickens TheatreCritically acclaimed play A Prayer is to receive its first London outing, when the play takes to the stage at the end of October. The ambitious piece has received the backing of creative industry management company, Creative Structure, whose clients include the likes Bookoxygen, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and Inpress Books.

A Prayer was written by Selma Dimitrijevic, Artistic Director of Greyscale Theatre, in 2014. It has already received rave reviews from both the Guardian and The Scotsman. In its London run, Prayer’s rich pedigree will be enriched further by the team of upcoming Irish Actor Niall Bishop and Director, David Loumgair, who at just 20yrs old is already working at the Almeida Theatre with Rupert Goold.

Centred around ideas of existence and reality, A Prayer tracks an intimate exchange between a man and God, and challenges its audience to find its own interpretation of belief in an increasingly isolated society:

The play is perfect for London,” said Niall Bishop, the one man show’s protagonist. “The arguments about science and technology put forward by the likes of Richard Dawkins and Stephen Fry for example are very compelling. They make a lot of sense. And in some ways having a religious belief today in a place like London might not seem very fashionable. But there still seems to be this part of the human psyche that wants to believe in something that goes beyond what we can rationalise and explain. And I think this play looks at that.”

A Prayer will run at the Hen & Chickens Theatre bar for a two week run between Tuesday 27th October and Saturday 7th November, 2015.

A Prayer Trailer

The Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar, Islington
Tuesday 27th Oct – Saturday 7th Nov 2015


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