The Old Red lion Theatre is to present Botallack O’Clock from the 12th January to the 6th February it has been announced.
This funny and thought-provoking show will take audiences into the creative mind of Roger Hilton CBE, one of the most unique voices in British post-war art.
In 1965, after he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale the artist moved to the Cornish village of Botallack, where his working routine began to break down due to his growing reliance on alcohol .
In the final two years of his life, Hilton was permanently in bed creating work and constantly doing so during the night when he was alone with his thoughts and imaginings.
Set over the course of a suspended hour of the night where Hilton’s past and present mix along with his vivid imagination to provide a fascinating insight into the mind of an artist.
Writer and director Eddie Elks said: “I’m incredibly excited that Botallack O’Clock is returning to London for a proper run. Roger’s thoughts and ideas, much like his paintings, are as relevant and arresting now as they were then.”
The play first premiered in 2011 when it was shortlisted for the Time Out Fringe Show of the Year. Following on from its success in the UK, the play was also performed in New York as part of ‘Brits off Broadway’.
It is produced by Tom Hackney and features lighting designs by Christopher Nairne and sound designs by Liam Welton.
Botallack O’Clock will star Dan Frost as Roger and George Haynes as Radio.
Botallack O’Clock will appear at the Old Red lion Theatre from the 12th January until the 6th February 2016. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/botallack-oclock.html .