Where: White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4DJ
£: Tickets cost £15 and £10 for concessions
What is it?
Streetwise presents The Call at the White Bear Theatre in London, from Tuesday 6th to Friday 23rd December.
I keep asking myself if it was actually me. You know how it is sometimes? It gets all so unreal. That’s it. That’s how we experience this kind of thing I suppose.
Christmas Eve. London, 2016.
A woman alone in a Samaritan helpline centre takes a call. A voice in the distance. A bomb warning. Or is it a cry for help?
In the aftermath of an attack leaving many innocent victims, unable to cope with the horror and pain, she is interviewed by counter-terrorism. Are they searching for the truth or looking for someone to blame? And what if the answers they get are not those they were looking for?
A woman in search of salvation. A detective in search of the truth. A night neither of them is bound to forget.
The Call is written by Steve Gough, who has worked over a number of years as a scriptwriter and author, producing original dramas for Cinema, TV and radio. He is a two-times winner of BAFTA Wales’ Best Film award for his scripts. His films have also won festival awards around the world including a Special Jury Mention at Berlin and a Silver Hugo at Chicago. Recently turning to the theatre, The Call is his third play to be premiered on the London fringe.
The White Bear is London’s only writers theatre, run by writers for writers. It exists to nurture talent, extend possibilities and offer a space where risks can be taken. The Call is the second play to open in The White Bear’s brand new developed theatre space after a £1.3m redevelopment of the building.
More info: whitebeartheatre.co.uk