Dates and Times
July 2, 2019 - July 6, 2019 at 7.15pm
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Presented by 5Go Theatre Co.
In a London suburb, typically English Mr and Mrs Smith have their typically English evening disturbed by the arrival of the Martins and the Fire Chief, who burst onto the scene in a tirade of language and stories that quickly escalates to mystery and mayhem.
Will Mr and Mrs Martin remember if they have ever met each other?
Will the Fire Chief find a fire to put out?
Is Mary the maid really a famous detective?
And is there always someone there when the doorbell rings…?
Eugene Ionesco’s Theatre of the Absurd, “anti-play” with its cast of intriguing characters, who play havoc with the absurdity of language, is as relevant today as when it was written in the 1950s. Nonsensical phrases are constantly used and accepted as meaningful, leading to the manipulation of truth and a breakdown of thought. This darkly comic “tragedy of language” strikes a chord with the times we live in…
About the company
5Go was originally formed in the late ’90s and produced a number of successful plays, including Pale Horse by Joe Penhall and Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter. After being dormant for some years, they have recently re-launched with a new team of actors and an exciting new production.