08/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
By Tess Berry-HartTickets
"It’s all about the narrative. Are you in fact, a normal person? Or is your normality actually a sinister thing, a cloak draped over evil, a terrorist underneath a flesh-mask?"
A volunteer arrives back from working in a refugee camp to discover she is now an "enemy of the people." Arrested and imprisoned for her actions, the only way to maintain her sanity in a world turned upside down is to discover the identity of the mysterious interrogator from her past.
Inspired by Tess’s work with refugees from Assad’s jails and Libyan prisons, The Story is a psychological thriller set in a Kafkaesque world that interrogates the language of ‘othering’ and the stories we tell ourselves to justify violence. Is mental torture worse than physical? And how long can we last before our loyalty – and sanity - splinters and snaps? The Story is a disquieting exploration of moral condemnation and personal responsibility that keeps the audience guessing to the very end.
Directed by Fringe First winner David Mercatali [Dark Vanilla Jungle, Blue Heart, Cargo and other works].
The Story at The Other Room 08/10 - 27/10
Previews: £5 - 08/10, 09/10
Week 1: £8 - 11/10, 13/09
Week 2: £10 - 15/10, 20/10
Week 3: £12 - 22/10, 27/10Tickets
BSL Interpreted Performance & 'TOR presents...' event - 17/10
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