November 2011 to January 2012 | New Writing Season

THROUGH THE NIGHT

by Matt Morrison

 
Tuesday, 6 December - Sunday, 11 December 2011
 
The World Premiere as part of The Papatango New Writing Festival 2011

"These things happen all the time, of course. But when it's close. When it happens in your 'sphere'. Usually these things don't touch us. But there is this dark side to certain people, certain communities. And it's a reminder to the rest of us, of how vulnerable we all are."

Through the Night is a terrifying psychological thriller about the lengths people will go to in order to protect the ones they love. Set over a single evening, it explores questions of class and violence, and how they have the potential to destroy the things we cherish most.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT MATT MORRISON

Playwright Matt Morrison's play Inside Out was produced at the inaugural HighTide festival. Since then he has written work for theatres and companies including the Gate Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, DryWrite, The Miniaturists, The Old Vic Tunnels, In The Same Boat and Menagerie. His play Marchers was developed in conjunction with The National Theatre Studio and performed at The White Bear Theatre. His next play, Brightest and Best, will be produced by We Were Here in early 2012, directed by Natalie Ibu. Matt has also written short stories, radio comedy for the BBC, and two non-fiction books.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR MATT GRINTER

Director Matt Grinter trained at the Bristol Old Vic Directors Course. His theatre credits include A Great Undertaking in Little America (Alma Tavern, Bristol; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham; and the White Bear Theatre, London), Eddie Kings Unforgettable Tour of the Forgotten (Tobacco Factory, Bristol) and Orphans (Alma Tavern, Bristol, and Trafalgar Studios). His writing credits include Angel (Tristan Bates Theatre and Pleasance London.) His film credits include Tealeaves (shown at the Tate Gallery, the Royal Academy Summer Show and the Glynn Vivian Gallery), Yukka (Best in Brief at the Kodak Awards) and Small Talk (Encounters, Palm Springs).

THE PRESS ON MATT GRINTER

"Matt Grinter’s direction of his actors in Orphans was fine, detailed and intelligent. He is a director to look out for" - Tom Morris on Orphans

**** Four Stars, Bristol Evening Post on Orphans
"As hypnotic as it was compelling" Bristol Evening Post on Orphans

**** Four Stars, Bristol Evening Post, Metro and Venue Magazine on Little America

"A triumphant debut with this excellent and intelligent play" Bristol Evening Post on Little America

ABOUT THE CAST

Terri Dwyer
Television includes Grange Hill, Holby City, Mile High, Double Take, Movin’on, Breaking Boundries, Off On One and Hollyoaks. Film includes They Want You and Ten Minutes.

Steven Elder
Theatre includes The Cherry Orchard (Royal Shakespeare Company), How To Be Happy, The Ring of Truth, Tosca’s Kiss, Clockwatching, Amaretti Angels, Whispers Along the Patio, The Daughter in Law, Macbeth, All in the Wrong, The Case of Rebellious Susan (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond), All My Sons (Apollo Theatre), The Seagull (Theatre Royal Northampton), After the Rain (Gate Theatre), Disappeared (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), Macbeth (English Touring Theatre),The Green Parakeet, Hamlet (Greenwich Playhouse) and The Thickness of Skin (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich). Film includes The Eschelon Conspiracy, Tortoise in Love, Good, Gallowwalkers, Wrath of the Dragon God, The Defender and Cold. Television includes DCI Banks, Lost, NCIS, The Day of the Triffids, The 39 Steps, New Tricks, Blackbeard, Monarch of the Glen, The Vice, Afterlife, Judge John Deed, Robin Hood, Lie With Me, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Cromwell, Redcap, In Deep, Waking the Dead, Peak Practice, Heartbeat, The Bill, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, EastEnders, Coronation Street, Suffer the Little Children and Resnick.

Nadia Giscir
Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes Coasting (Bristol Old Vic), Country Music (Trafalgar Studios), Antony and Cleopatra (The Tobacco Factory), The Tale of Lady Stardust for which she won The Spotlight Outstanding Female Performance (Edinburgh Festival) and Teachers, The Wild Party andThe Crucible (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School).

Jack Johns
Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Theatre includes Orphans (Trafalgar Studios), Peer Gynt (TheatreState), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Circomedia, Bristol), Cinderella (Redgrave Theatre, Bristol) and The Madras House, The Recruiting Officer and Something Out Of Nothing (Bristol Old Vic Theatre School).

Jan Shepherd
Theatre includes Flare Path (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Cinderella (His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen), Calendar Girls (Noël Coward Theatre), The Vagina Monologues (Wyndham's Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (US Tour), Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jitterbug (Arcola Theatre), King Lear (Southwark Playhouse) and This Happy Breed (Man in the Moon Theatre). Film includes Jam, Friends Forever and Ugly and the Beautiful. Television includes The Glass, Chandler and Co, Bugs, Waiting For God and Strange But True.

Liam Smith
Trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Rose Bruford College. Theatre includes Hacked (Theatre 503), Blok/Eko (Northcott Theatre, Exeter), Judith: A Parting From The Body (Cock Tavern), Sleeping Beauty (Tabernacle), Prose and Cons (Union Theatre), Guns Or Butter, Premature Burial (The Sticking Place), All Men Are Whores, One Jerk and It’s All Over (Tristan Bates Theatre), Dinner (National Tour for the National Theatre), Song Of The Frogs (Polka Theatre), The Golem, Charlotte Bronte (Pascal Theatre Company), Hatful Of Rain, The Rover, Woyzeck (Bloomsbury Theatre) and Urban Stories (Pleasance London). Film includes End of Love, Roads, Telstar, Cass, Man for Hire and A Day in the Life of Lemar.
Television includes Sirens and Holby City.

TICKETS AND TIMES

Tuesday, 6 December - Sunday, 11 December 2011

Tuesday to Saturday evenings at 6.30pm. Sunday matinee at 2.30pm.

Performance Length: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval.

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Tickets £13, £9 concessions

PLEASE NOTE THAT LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED AND TICKETS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR REFUNDED.

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Written by Matt Morrison

Directed by Matt Grinter

Designed by Emma Bairstow

Lighting by Miguel Vicente

Presented by The Papatango Theatre Company in partnership with the Finborough Theatre.

TERRI DWYER

STEVEN ELDER

NADIA GISCIR

JACK JOHNS

JAN SHEPHERD

LIAM SMITH