"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].

Cast & Creatives



Siwan Morris


Hannah McPake

The Storyteller

Luciana Trapman



Tess Berry-Hart


David Mercatali


Delyth Evans

Lighting Designer

Katy Morison

Sound Designer / Composer

Tic Ashfield

Video Designer

Simon Clode

Production Manager

Rhys Williams

Stage Manager

Rachel Bell

Fight Director

Kevin McCurdy

Associate Director

Matthew Holmquist

Assistant Director

Samantha Jones

Casting Director

Nicola Reynolds

BSL Interpreter

Julie Doyle

Set Builder

Will Goad


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, 27/10



BSL Interpreted Performance & 'TOR presents...' event - 17/10


This production is made possible by the generous support of the Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council England, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Leche Trust & The Carne Trust. 

With Special Thanks also to Prysg, Hayley Burns, RWCMD, University of South Wales, Wales Millenium Centre, Theatre 503, Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Arad Goch, Theatrau Sir Gâr, Theatr Clwyd and Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru.


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