Dangerous Lenses

Dangerous Lenses

4.5 (2) · New Writing, Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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23 January 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Can we really believe what we think we see with our own eyes? Papercut present a one-woman thriller, written by rising Australian playwright, Brooke Robinson, about a woman who sees a man move into a neighbouring house with a little girl. But does the child exist?”


Can you trust what you see from your window?

Ann is a recluse. She lives alone in a block of flats, addicted to watching her neighbours’ lives. When a new tenant and his daughter move in, Ann looks on as usual. But when her new neighbour insists there is no little girl staying with him, Ann's curiosity turns to obsession. A dark fuzz keeps blurring her vision, which is rapidly deteriorating. Are her eyes just playing tricks or is an actual wrong being done across the way?

This resonant and powerful play explores a predicament that haunts us all; just how alone we can really be in the midst of this crowded city. From the offbeat brain of one of Australia’s most exciting playwrights, Dangerous Lenses is a taut thriller that questions if you really can trust what you see.

Age Guidance 12+

Critic reviews

A sharp account into the effects of loneliness, manic behaviour, and the determination to save an innocent child, whatever the cost

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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 23 Jan - Sun 27 Jan, 4.30pm & 7.20pm
Runtime: 1 hr


Leake St SE1 7NN London, UK · Get Directions

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