Midnight


A darkly witty psychological drama with a heart-breakingly beautiful score. As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year's Eve, a husband and wife talk nervously about what the future holds for them and their fellow citizens.
Midnight at The Union Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: The Union Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 5 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 29 September 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


Directed by Kate Golledge, this three hander - with an actor-musician ensemble - is based on an original play, “Citizens of Hell” by the great Azerbaijani writer Elchin.


In adapting Elchin's parable, Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe have created a shatteringly unforgettable musical.


Synopsis


The world première of a haunting new musical thriller that matches a darkly witty psychological drama with a heart-breakingly beautiful score ...


As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year's Eve, a husband and wife talk nervously about what the future holds for them and their fellow citizens.


Welcome to Azerbaijan, part of the police state of the Soviet Union in the dying minutes of 1937.


The past year has been the worst of the Great Terror, in which the paranoid dictator Joseph Stalin unleashed wave upon wave of arrests.


Millions have been tortured and executed.


Informants and spies are everywhere.


No one knows who to trust.


And then comes the dreaded knock on the door.


Is it the NKVD, the state's ruthless secret police?


Or a far more mysterious - and terrifying - visitor?


Dark secrets emerge, time is suspended and the husband and wife are tested to breaking point - and beyond ...


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Theatre


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Postal address:
229 Union Street
London SE1 0LR

Box office tel: 020 7261 9876

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 5 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 29 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 2-30pm

Sunday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
£12

Standard:
£20

Concessions:
£16; U25s (10 per performance)£10

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Creatives


Author: Timothy Knapman, based on the play “Citizens of Hell” by Elchin
Composer: Laurence Mark Wythe
Lyricist: Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe
Director: Kate Golledge
Designer: Elliott Squire
Production: Sanan Aliyev for Debunk Theatre

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