Presented by Miniver Theatre
Have you ever loved a show so much that you wished you could kidnap the actors, keep them in your basement and get them to perform it again for you? No? Just Rupert?
After a successful three week run at the Miniver Theatre, a troupe of young actors are ready and willing to let go of their most recent production and move on to bigger and better things, but Rupert isn’t going to let that happen. He loves the piece to the point of obsession and can’t let their show die. There are a few things you should know when trying to save a play from death. Thing number one: the actors aren’t gonna like it. Trapped in a basement, forced to rehearse and fearing for their lives, there is only one way for the performers to gain their freedom. They must act their way out.
This dark, metatheatrical piece of new writing focuses on the dangers of obsession and the unavoidable ephemeral nature of theatre. Designed to thrill and surprise, this show will leave audiences questioning the lengths they would go to for the things they love.
Saturday 2nd November
Run time: 45 - 60 minutes (no interval)
£10 / 8 (Concession)
About the Company:
Miniver Theatre was founded with the intention of creating innovative and engaging pieces of new writing that play with form and experiment with traditional theatre conventions.
The company was founded by writer and director Megan Young and producer and actor Andrei Cotocu after graduating from Queen Mary University of London in 2019 through their shared desire to continue making exciting, dramatic work.
Writer & Director: Megan Young
Lighting and Sound design & operator: Robyn Bedford
Stage manager: Roma Radford
Producer: Andrei Cotocu
Rupert - Connor Mcphee
Colin - Lewis Grimshaw
Maisie - Bridget Russon
Tiff - Lizzi Egan
Red - Andrei Cotocu
Trigger warnings: Sudden blackouts, strong language, food onstage, references to suicide, blood, expletives, physical violence. Please get in touch for further information.