Alpha Beta

Alpha Beta

2 no. saves icon · Fringe Theatre, Modern

You know… when a structure has lost its essence but retained its shape, the geologists call it: a Pseudomorph. A false shape. That’s our marriage.


The first major revival of Ted Whitehead’s Alpha Beta since 1972, directed by Unicorn Theatre Artistic Director Purni Morell.

Mr and Mrs Elliot have imprisoned themselves within a domestic incarceration of marriage, family and society’s twitching curtains. Battling through their self-made entrapment for the sake of the kids, they soon begin to destroy each other through an ugly routine of rows, affairs and suicidal blackmail.

Written with a controlled irony and an underlying compassion for its tormented characters, Ted Whitehead's bold and unflinching play asks questions about the choices we make to fit in with social conventions – questions that are just as relevant now as they were in 1972.

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 18 Jun - Sat 18 Jul, Tue - Sat 7.30pm;
Sat mats 3pm (from 27 Jun), Sun mats 3pm.


118 Finborough Road SW10 9ED London, UK · Get Directions
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