‘The Other Place’

This evening’s play is at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, for which I need the Piccadilly line and the closest station for me is Covent Garden.

St Paul’s Covent Garden is known as the actor’s church.

Of course I somehow misplaced my Oyster Card and had to get another one – that makes four cards somewhere. I’ll have to check which ones have any money left on them.

Clearly I am a glutton for punishment because after King Lear last night, this evening’s play turns out to be about – dementia.

And I liked it. Not grand like Lear, nor as enduring, but an interesting take on this all too common issue.

Confident, intelligent and highly successful neurologist Juliana Smithton is at the top of her game. But while delivering a lecture to a roomful of doctors, she’s interrupted by a series of disturbing events…

With her husband filing for divorce and her health in the balance, Juliana’s life suddenly starts unravelling. As details emerge of a ten-year old mystery, fact blurs with fiction, the past collides with the present, secrets are spilled and slowly the elusive and shocking truth is revealed.

Nothing is at it seems in the UK Premiere of Sharr White’s brilliantly crafted and emotionally charged psychological thriller.

Directed by Claire van Kampen, whose play Farinelli and the King was nominated for Olivier and Tony Awards, The Other Place stars Karen Archer,

(best known for 4 series of The Chief),

Eliza Collings (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, National Theatre),

Neil McCaul (Fatherland, Lyric Hammersmith)

and Rupinder Nagra (Amal).

A bit of relief after Lear.

One comment

  1. Elsbeth

    You certainly are a glutton for this kind of theatre! The actors all look very interesting and noteworthy.

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