Happystorm Theatre are not big on explanations, they just set up strange scenarios and immerse you right in there. For The Myth of Escape, they've teamed up with Breathe Out Theatre for the Not Part Of festival and the action takes place in a cell with two blokes, Billy and Alex…
…`Neither are quite sure what they have done wrong. Perhaps nothing. It doesn't seem to matter. Someone wanted them imprisoned and so they have been...'
All we're told is this and that it's `a dark comedy exploring isolation, oppression and the fight to hold on to everything you believe in'...
"You mean, there's nothing else but this?"
"I mean - sometimes - there's not even this."
And that's it really. But Happystorm are becoming something of a brand where you don't need to know the details. You just turn up expecting something off the wall and different. This production's so off the wall it's got bars…and, apparently, it's very funny too...
The Myth Of Escape is written by Rob Johnston and directed by John Garfield-Roberts, and stars Andrew Roberts-Palmer, James Jowett and Susi Wrenshaw.
Studio Salford, The King's Arms, Salford, M3 6AN from tonight until 10th July
Friday 8th July 5:30pm
Sat 9th July 4pm
Sun 10th July 6pm
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Following this premiere at Studio Salford the play is going on a mini tour of the north before arriving back in Salford at Smiths Restaurant in Eccles on 22nd September
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