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Theatre

The Writer

A young writer encounters an older director on an empty stage. 
She wants awe. She wants blood. She wants to change the shape of the world.
Beautifully yearning and uncompromisingly savage, this is theatre with a new set of teeth.

$49 - $59 (Service fees may apply)
2 Hours (No Interval)
Thu 1 - Sun 18 September 2022
Thu 1 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Fri 2 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Sat 3 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Sun 4 Sep, 5pm - 7pm
Tue 6 Sep, 7pm - 9pm
Wed 7 Sep, 7pm - 9pm
Thu 8 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Fri 9 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Sat 10 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Sun 11 Sep, 5pm - 7pm
Tue 13 Sep, 7pm - 9pm
Wed 14 Sep, 7pm - 9pm
Thu 15 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Fri 16 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Sat 17 Sep, 8pm - 10pm
Sun 18 Sep, 5pm - 7pm

"Does it scare you that the future might speak a language that you can’t understand?"

A young writer encounters an older director on an empty stage. She’s furious about his latest play: it’s lazy, sexist, profane. He likes her rage. He flirts with her, condescends her, even offers her a job. But she wants more than he could ever offer. Forget his small stage and his even smaller imagination. She wants awe. She wants blood. She wants to change the shape of the world.

Following its incendiary London premiere in 2018, Ella Hickson’s The Writer takes a wrecking ball to theatre as we know it. Walls collapse and worlds splinter unpredictably, exposing the structures that shape what we see. Beautifully yearning and uncompromisingly savage, this is theatre with a new set of teeth.

“Electrifying… very punk rock, a thrillingly uninhibited rally against the establishment." - Time Out London

Featuring:
Sophie Henderson
Ashleigh Williams
Matt Whelan
Stephen Lovatt

Audience Warnings/Notes: Contains adult content themes and sexual content, including pegging.

Playwright: Ella Hickson
Direction: Sophie Roberts
Design: Dan Williams
Design: Rachel Marlow
Design: Kristin Seth
Design: Paloma Schneideman

Season Sponsors:
Milford Asset Management
Chisholm Whitney Charitable Trust
The Lion Foundation

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