Tryst at the Tabard Theatre

Monday 11 September 2017

Off-West End - Shows - Thriller

In her first starring role since famously taking over to rave reviews from Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, Natasha J Barnes is cast in the first London revival for 20 years of the thriller Tryst.
Tryst at the Tabard Theatre

Image: Tabard Theatre

Tryst, by Karoline Leach, will play at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick from 12 October to 5 November, 2017.

Based on a true story, this tense drama tells of serial fraudster, George Love, who encounters a naïve and vulnerable shop-girl, Adelaide Pinchin.

Seduced by his charm and elaborate stories of a life she's never known, Adelaide agrees to run away with him in a secret tryst.

What ensues shocks them both as their plans begin to unravel in frightening and unpredictable ways.

The story begins as a romantic drama but soon evolves into a riveting thriller with a startling climax.

Tryst at the Tabard Theatre

Natasha J Barnes - photo by: Joseph Lynn

Natasha J Barnes, who famously took over to rave reviews from Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl in the West End will get her first starring role in this new production.

Ms Barnes said:

"I read, or devoured, Tryst in one sitting and knew straight away I wanted to be a part of it.

After learning so much taking over the lead in Funny Girl at The Savoy, I knew I would want my next project to be something really challenging.

I'm not frightened of making myself vulnerable and I feel a straight play with such a small cast will be so different to what I've been doing recently and so exciting.

I am a massive advocate for seeing the work of more female directors and I can't wait to see what Phoebe will bring to the piece."

The cast also features Fred Perry.

About the playwright

Karoline Leach is a British playwright and author, best known for her book In the Shadow of the Dreamchild.

Tryst premiered in the West End in 1997 starring Paul Nicholas and Susan Penhaligon before opening on Broadway in 2006.

The Tabard Theatre is a 90-seat theatre in Chiswick.

Tryst will be the first show at the theatre since the venue has been taken over by new management and given a full refurbishment.


Playwright: Karoline Leach

Director: Phoebe Barran

Set and costume designer: Max Dorey

Lighting designer: Matt Drury

Sound designer: Dave McSeveny


Tabard Theatre

2 Bath Road


London W4 1LW


12 October to 5 November 2017

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm


Thursday at 2.30pm

Saturday at 4.00pm

Sunday at 3.00pm

Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Standard £19.50; concessions £16.50

Box office: 0208 995 6035

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