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.
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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.
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.
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
207 Upper Street
London N1 1RL
4 to 22 July 2017
£15; £12 concessions