August 16th – September 4th 2016, Barons Court Theatre
Coming to the Barons Court Theatre, Imprisoned is a new pair of plays by writer Marie Hale and directed by Kasia Różycki (Off the Cliff) and Hugh Allison (The Yellowchair Performance Experience). In this double-bill, Hale looks at imprisonment – both practical and emotional.
In Something for the Men, we are in the early 1980s. Stuck in a dead-end job, Vicky shares stories about the disappointments in her life. Life takes an unexpected turn when Lou, an independent woman, contradicts Vicky’s beliefs. Vicky is born at the wrong time, but she soon begins to realise that she can be a person in her own right. In Your Sacrament Divine, Helen advises new inmates on prison life whilst waiting to be taken to the High Court of Justice. Helen has been dealt a bad hand in life, but not even solitary confinement can diminish her strength of character.
Former stand-up comedian Marie Hale has had five monologues and two duologues performed at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, and a radio play, Stand Up, Young Comedian, on Radio North.
Kasia Różycki trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MA Directing Classical and Contemporary Text) and Jagiellonian University (BA Hons Drama Studies). Directing credits include: ‘Special Occasions’ (Arcola); ‘The Road Not Taken’ and ‘White Inside’ (Theatre503); ‘Highest Bidder’ and ‘Bronze’ (Tristan Bates); ‘Unconscious Uncouplings’ and ‘The Appointment’ (Arts Theatre), ‘Healing Waters’ (Traverse, Cockpit and RCS). Assistant Directing credits include: ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ (RCS; dir. Bill Wright).
Hugh Allison’s directing credits include a play by J.M. Barrie, one by Anton Chekhov, two inspired by Dickens, three by Shakespeare, and approximately 25 pieces of new writing. Hugh has also directed several pieces for radio, and three short films.