Torn Apart (Dissolution) at the Hope Theatre

Tuesday 23 May 2017

London Fringe - Shows

Following a critically acclaimed run at Theatre N16 last September, No Offence Theatre's Torn Apart (dissolution) transfers to Islington's Hope Theatre from 4 July.
Torn Apart at Hope Theatre

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Following a successful run at Balham's Theatre N16, Torn Apart (Dissolution) gets a run at The Hope Theatre from 4 to 22 July 2017.

Written and directed by BJ McNeill, the play is presented by Polish/Australian company No Offence Theatre.

Torn Apart (Dissolution) is a love story set in three different times and three different bedrooms, and puts women centre stage, dealing with issues such as feminism, immigration, male repression, fate, homosexuality, but above all it explores the most painful aspects of human conditioning.


West Germany, Bremen, the early 1980s.

The universities and cafés are full of young people who escaped from the East and the bars are full of American soldiers.

Alina, a Polish literature student, bumps into one of them.

London, 1999.

The turn of the century.

Elliott, a young chef is dating Casey, an Australian backpacker.

Whilst eating Indian food and listening to RHCP, Elliott talks to Casey about his orphanage and his love for her. She listens knowing that, sooner or later, her Visa will run out.

London, now.

Holly married a perfect man, had a child and achieved her white picket fence fantasy but this is in the past now, for she has fallen in love with Erica, and she will do anything to rationalise her feelings.


Alina: Nastazja Somers

Soldier: Charlie Allen

Elliott: Elliott Rogers

Casey: Christina Baston

Holly: Sarah Hastings

Erica: Monty Leigh


Writer/ director: BJ McNeill

Designer: Szymon Ruszczewski

Lighting: Sebastian Atterbury

Sound: Sebastian Atterbury


Hope Theatre

207 Upper Street


London N1 1RL


4 to 22 July 2017


£15; £12 concessions

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