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NP Studio - One Act Double Bill Tickets

Fri 17 January 2020NP Studio - One Act Double Bill Tickets

NP Studio is back with another ‘Double Bill’ offering to kick off 2020! 

Following the success of last seasons ‘One Act Double Bill’ performances, that went on to win numerous awards all over England in last years festivals, we bring you two more productions for an exciting and contrasting evening of theatre. This is not to be missed! 

First up in our evening will be the highly entertaining ‘Cliff’s Edge’ by Paul Beard.  A failed actor, a pub landlord and a schizophrenic passer-by are the characters in this blackest of comedies. Set on the cliff top at Beachy Head, this carefully researched piece of modern theatre has received critical acclaim since its showcase in Edinburgh and subsequent productions in Chicago, Madrid, Stockholm, Melbourne and Prague. From the start this play is full of intrigue, and although handling some sensitive topics, it is lifted wonderfully into a comical insight of the personalities of each character and their lives.

After the interval, our second fantastic play will be ‘Girl in the Machine’ by Stef Smith. A dystopian drama exploring our potential digital future, and what it might mean for 'life' as we know it. The play was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 5 April 2017. Set 'not too far into the future', in a house belonging to corporate lawyer Polly and her husband, Owen. Polly has recently been promoted, and spends most of her time working, so Owen presents her with a new gadget, 'Black Box', to help her relax. As Polly slides inexorably into digital dependency, outside the people are rising up in protest at the new technology and its increasing hold over human life. Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same.

We caught up with one of the studio team about these diverse plays “We are really excited about these two plays. Both offer something completely different for the audience. We are trying to give the local audience a chance to experience many new types and styles of theatre and we really feel that the balance of these two plays will provide a fun and engaging night at the Theatre.” 

This double feature is presented by the NP Studio team and performances will be at 7.45pm on 21st – 23rd February 2020. Tickets priced at £7.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichplayers.com from Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 9am.