Where: Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, London
£: 12 (concessions 10)
What is it?
In Grey Swan’s world première of Bodies Unfinished Alan has reached a cross roads in his life. When he was 10-years old, his father died suddenly, and since that day his mother has slowly withdrawn. Now, 30-years later, with a wife and a son of his own, he is beginning to fear the future. Does he know who he really is and where he’s come from; and what is stopping him from loving his wife and child?
So he decides to take control. He’s leaving his wife and child and putting his silent mother in a home. He’s breaking from the past and creating a new future with a woman whose company he’s paid for, and who seems to listen to him. Will any of these decisions make a difference and mean that he will finally find out who he is, and how he is meant to live?
In Lewis Hetherington’s raw and poetic play, four characters search to find out who they are and what is holding them here. The production has gained support from the National Lottery Grants for the Arts, through Arts Council England. Hetherington is a core member to the theatre company Analogue and has co-written Beachy Head (four stars from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald, and The Times) and Mile End (Fringe First Winner 2007 and four stars from The Guardian, The Scotsman, Evening Standard, and Metro). The play is directed by Timothy Stubbs Hughes, who recently directed a new literal translation of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov at the White Bear Theatre (February 2011).
More info: For tickets phone 0844 847 2454 or visit www.brockleyjack.co.uk for online bookings.