Between and Man and a Woman: Etcetera Theatre

Private lives and public faces have long been a fascination for writers and dramatists.

A new play running next week explores the whispered subject of domestic violence and questions if we can fully know what goes on behind closed doors and between four walls.

Between a Man and a Woman, written and directed by Scott James, opens at the Etcetera Theatre for a four-night run.

To the outside world, Polly and Tom seem to represent the normal married couple; successful, loving and happy. But behind closed doors, not all is what it seems. Polly’s family and friends are constantly worried for her wellbeing and safety, claiming she has changed from the person she once was.

With Tom’s suppressed emotional trauma and the effect it has on those around him, this promises to be a thought-provoking and perhaps uncomfortable production that brings the issue of violence at home to the forefront and offers an unexpected and chilling new perspective to the issue.

Etcetera Theatre, above the Oxford Arms on Camden High Street, is one of London’s best pub theatres, host to a variety of exciting, original, daring and critically acclaimed shows every year.

They are renowned for giving the most creative and innovative fringe theatre and comedy acts a springboard to launch themselves onto the London scene.

They’re also a hub for several of London’s most exciting annual theatre festivals: a founding venue of the Camden Fringe, home of the London Horror Festival, creator of the Black Box Festival, and hosts of an Edinburgh Fringe preview season that frequently attracts some of the biggest names in stand-up and sketch comedy.

Cast: Tom – Millin Thomas; Polly – Kelsey Short; Harry – Nathan Lister; Tammy – Charlotte E Tayler; Chris – Matthew Stewart; Siobhan – Laura Janes; Shelly – Samantha Jacobs; Anna – Roisin Gardner; Natalie/Linda – Scarlett Maltman; Josh – Euan Bennett.

Produced by Scott James and  John McLaren at the Etcetera Theatre from Monday 10th to Thursday 13th April at 7pm, tickets £10. Details:  http://www.etceteratheatre.com/

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