East London. 2023. Steven has always tried to be a good person. He works hard. He looks after his family. But, suddenly, everyone starts accusing him of things. His wife accuses him of being unfaithful. His mother accuses him of being coercive. And his brother, Barry, accuses him of...what exactly?
Barry won't say. Or can't. Or perhaps... Steven hasn't done anything at all.
Following its critically acclaimed run at Soho Theatre premiere in 2007, Philip Ridley’s four-hander is a gripping narrative of memory, manipulation, and power - now regarded as a modern classic - returns for the first time in 16 years with a new production by longtime collaborators, Lidless Theatre.
Praise for the original production:
★★★★ 'It is like a shard of glass plunged straight into the heart' The Guardian
'A brooding and eventually bruising emotional weight a ferocity of feeling' The Stage
★★★★ 'Lucid and restrained. The writing is packed with meaning. Listen hard. Every word matters' Sunday Times
Content warning: Contains references to suicide, domestic violence, strong language, mental health issues, sudden loud noises, allusions to child abuse
Relaxed: 20 May 3.15pm
Audio described: 27 May 7.45pm
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 3rd June 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Nearest rail: Seven Sisters
Tube lines: Victoria And Piccadilly Lines
Nearest tube: Finsbury Park
In congestion zone?: No
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Leaves of Glass
Park Theatre, London
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval)