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A chance encounter at an AA meeting and it’s like a switch is thrown

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7 November 2022  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“It’s good to see a new play from Joe White, whose debut Mayfly at the Orange Tree back in 2018 was such a pleasure, an elegy for a dying Shropshire village and some of its inhabitants and a meditation of keeping alive memory when all is lost. It was both a brutal and beautiful play, so I’ve high hopes of this latest—directed by Guy Jones who did such a great job on Mayfly—about two people who re-connect at an AA Meeting---and go for a drink. With consequences.”
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They’re drawn to one another, into a crazy passionate bond. Then later, once they’re drinking again, they both have this almost-feeling that they might have met before – could even have been together, sometime in the past… Obviously that’s impossible, so they must be thinking of somebody else. They should really get sober together and figure it out: that would be a worthwhile project. Maybe they will - just after one last quick drink…

Joe White is a former Channel 4 Playwriting Award winner whose play Mayfly (Orange Tree) won Most Promising New Playwright at the OffWestEnd Awards. Guy Jones, who directed Mayfly, returns to Hampstead following his triumphant production of Ruby Thomas’ Either.

Critic reviews

A potent, brilliantly acted two-hander

· The Telegraph

Both performers galvanise White's script with electricity

· Broadway World

A dark, witty yet truthful production with solid, captivating performances

· WhatsOnStage

A funny kind of romantic tragedy that becomes compulsive to watch

· The Guardian

White’s games with memory and perception are the most exciting thing about this play

· Time Out

Sharp and jagged dialogue

· The Stage

Hypnotic performances

· The Times

The writing is intelligent, the performances strong

· Evening Standard
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 4 Nov - Sat 10 Dec 2022,
2.45pm, 7pm & 7.45pm

Captioned: Wed 30 Nov, 7.45pm & Thu 1 Dec, 2.45pm


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