Friday 20th April 2018 – 7.30pm. Venue & Bar Open 7pm.
One hour 50 minutes with interval
The Appeal of Silence
Beatie Queensbury is the most hated woman in the Twittersphere, infamous for her controversial views on the world. Alan can’t even work out how to turn on his mobile phone. A match made in heaven or hell?
Nigel Fairs’s new play, THE APPEAL OF SILENCE, starts out as a playful “rom com” but becomes a dark, psychological drama that examines what it means to be lost in a world of social media, where a President-elect chooses to tweet his opinions to the nation and a Facebook post can become a matter of life and death.
Director Louise Jameson (famous for her roles in Doctor Who, Eastenders, Tenko, Doc Martin and Bergerac and now an award-winning director) says of the play, “Nigel Fairs has created a safe space to debate a dangerous issue.
A story of our times, THE APPEAL OF SILENCE is intelligent, witty and deeply moving and it is a privilege to be working with this extraordinary cast and rich text.”
“This is a script that took us quite by surprise as it refuses to conform to expectation and tears itself from the constraints of frothy romcom to roar and writhe as a maddened meditation on homophobic bullying, full of fire and fury…. Stunning stuff – highly recommended.” GT
Tickets: £11 (UGT members £9)
Ticket booking fee payable on online purchases.
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With regret, the venue is below ground on split levels and has no wheelchair access.
A Hearing loop is available.