Press Release: Sea Life ~ Hope Theatre, London

*** Press Release ***

SEA LIFE

Author: LUCY CATHERINE Director: MATTHEW PARKER  At The Hope Theatre, Islington, N1 1RL  PRESS NIGHT:  7.45pm, Thursday 26 May 2016
The Hope Theatre presents the London premiere of Sea Life: an eccentric exploration of life, death and seaweed.  “We didn’t call him grandad when we were kids. We called him The Hero. That’s what the whole town called him.”  If your grandad tried to swim the English Channel with a plate of sandwiches strapped to his head, you might think your family was a little bizarre. But what if you didn’t know any different?  As their sleepy seaside town slips slowly into the sea, Bob, Bob and Eddie are trying to save their neighbours from ending up at the bottom of the ocean. The only thing is, their neighbours are already six feet under.  Sea Life is a dark comedy set on the crumbling shores of England, where keeping a tight grip on past and present is as hard as holding back the rising tide.   It is written by Pearson Television Writer’s Award winner Lucy Catherine, former writer-in-residence at Bristol Old Vic, and now best known for her work on BBC TV (The Musketeers, Being Human, Frankie), and her Radio 4 plays and adaptations.  “A stunning piece … the humour comes in one colour: funereal black”  – The Independent  Sea Life is the follow-up to The Hope Theatre’s multi award-winning first in-house production Lovesong of the Electric Bear which transferred to the West End in 2015. It is directed by Matthew Parker, Off West End Award nominated Artistic Director of The Hope Theatre.
Praise for Matthew Parker’s work:   ★★★★★ “An exciting, magical, odd and touching show that isn’t easy to forget. Unmissable!” – Everything Theatre  ★★★★★ “Brilliant, absurdist theatre sparkling at every angle… this is intoxicating, mind-blowing theatre” – What’s On London
Creatives: Director   Matthew Parker  Producer  David Ralf Stage Manager  Jo Abrams Casting Director  Gabriella Shimeld-Fenn
Listings Information
SEA LIFE by Lucy Catherine
The Hope Theatre 207 Upper Street London N1 1RL
24 May – 11 June Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm Tickets £15 & £12 concs
Box Office: 0333 666 3366 http://www.thehopetheatre.com
Social Media Twitter: @TheHopeTheatre Facebook: /thehopetheatre

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