Overview

Betrayal, lust and longing prevail in this double bill of plays about jealousy and unrequited love by two writers who defined a generation - Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. This historic night of black comedy and lost souls is a rare pairing of two giants of 20th Century playwriting.

Brilliantly funny, Play famously features three flawed lovers up to their necks in giant urns. The lovers recount the glory, pain and folly of their former affair, doomed to replay their experience over and over, still none the wiser.

In Silence another trio of lovers, lost in a rural hinterland, seek to connect with one another, desperate for their story not to become one of lost love.

The Other Room is thrilled to present Play and Silence together on the same stage for the first time. The two short pieces reflect one another beautifully as they crack open the human experience. A tiny but epic evening of love, heartbreak and hope.

Directors Kate Wasserberg and Titas Halder have done something magnificent here.

The Stage

Another triumph for The Other Room.

The Western Mail

The production of these two plays is a master class in acting and directing the absurd. I could go on forever but I’ll stop now. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!

Arts Scene in Wales

An inspired pairing from an ambitious and accomplished company.

British Theatre Guide

Once again The Other Room is providing challenging, interesting theatre that audiences will be thinking about long after they leave.

Wales Arts Review

Cast & Creatives

W2 (Play)

Victoria John

W1 (Play) / Ellen (Silence)

Peta Cornish

M (Play) / Rumsey (Silence)

Matthew Bulgo

Bates (Silence)

Neal McWilliams

Director (Play)

Kate Wasserberg

Director (Silence)

Titas Halder

Designer

Amy Jane Cook

Stage Manager

Steffi Pickering

Lighting Designer

Katy Morison

Composition and Sound Design

Dyfan Jones

Assistant Director

Izzy Rabey

Tickets

19/1 - 5/2

Pay What You Can previews 19th & 20th.

£12/10 conc.

£5 tickets for those receiving jobseekers benefit (proof of status required)

Tickets