Following a successful run at Theatre N16 last year, Bj McNeill’s Torn Apart (dissolution) transfers to the Hope Theatre from the 4th July.
West Germany, Bremen, the early 1980s. The universities and cafés are full of young people who escaped from the East, the bars are full of American soldiers. Alina, a Polish literature student, bumps into one of them.
London, 1999. The turn of the century. Elliott, a young chef is dating Casey, an Australian backpacker. Whilst eating Indian food and listening to RHCP, Elliott talks to Casey about his orphanage and his love for her. She listens knowing that, sooner or later, her Visa will run out.
London, now. Holly married a perfect man, had a child and achieved her white picket fence fantasy but this is in the past now, for she has fallen in love with Erica, and she will do anything to rationalise her feelings.
Putting women in the centre of the story, BJ McNeill’s play deals with feminism, immigration, male repression, fate, homosexuality, but above all it explores the most painful aspects of human conditioning.
Directed by BJ McNeill, the cast includes: Nastazja Somers, Charlie Allen, Elliott Rogers, Christina Baston, Sarah Hastings and Monty Leigh.
The production has been produced by No Offence Theatre and is designed by Szymon Ruszczewski with sound and lighting by Sebastian Atterbury.
Torn Apart (dissolution) will play at the Hope Theatre from the 4th until the 22nd July. For more information visit: http://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/torn-apart-dissolution/.