I've been cast to play The Pupil in Eugene Ionesco's The Lesson, directed by Matthew Parker at The Hope Theatre from 25th September to 13th October. I will be playing alongside Roger Alborough (The Professor) and Joan Potter (The Maid).
More about the show:
Writer: EUGENE IONESCO (translation: DONALD WATSON) / director: MATTHEW PARKER
25 Sept - 13 Oct
Tues to Sat only. No show Sun/Mon.
“Note this carefully, and remember it ‘till the day you die…”
When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor’s house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn. But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead. This unflinching and dreamlike comedy-drama bursts on to The Hope Theatre stage this autumn under the direction of its award-winning Artistic Director, Matthew Parker
More than 50 years since its UK premiere , Eugene Ionesco’s dark comic-drama still packs one hell of a punch. The French playwright’s radical views on education, life and death are laced through this funny, disturbing and gripping look at the tyrannical nature of power, the dangers of enforced education and how words can be used as weapons. With broad comedy jutting up against scenes of horror, THE LESSON is a theatrical experience you will never forget.
Do not miss out on this absurdist dark comedy!