ODD MAN OUT, a new pairing of critically acclaimed one-man plays Rabbitskin and Diary of a Welshcake, comes to London’s Hope Theatre for a strictly limited season from 26 July to 12 August 2017, with a press night on 28 July, care of Ripley Theatre in association with Black Coffee Theatre.
Two beautiful stories of two people that don’t quite fit in.
The Hope Theatre’s associate director Luke Adamson takes to the Hope Theatre stage in Rabbitskin, fresh from appearing in Hull City of Culture and Northern Broadsides’ critically acclaimed production of Richard III. He teams up with Off West End award nominated Diary of a Welshcake star Gregory Ashton (seen last year in the hope in Two Short Plays About Gays) to bring these plays to London.
The plays study themes of male mental health, sexuality, bullying and more in two beautiful, touching pieces of writing.
RABBITSKIN – Written by Dominic Grace, performed by Luke Adamson
Joe can name his twenty favourite authors straight off the top of his head and quote his favourite books perfectly. He’s a master storyteller like his father, a man who can make the ghosts and monsters of Irish legends seem as real as the rabbits he skins and cuts up on the kitchen table. But when Joe tries to tell his own story he finds it difficult to keep on track. All stories must come to an end eventually, but that’s the bit that Joe doesn’t want to tell.
DIARY OF A WELSHCAKE – Written by Lesley Ross, performed Gregory Ashton
The story of an elephant abroad: a reluctant Welsh hero who will discover unexpected love in the mountains of Hong Kong. Prepare to be taken half way round the world, to laugh, to cry and to throw things at the actor in front of you.
Warning: You may even get fed!
Luke originally performed Rabbitskin in 2013 in a production directed by Chris Hill and produced by Milan Govedarica. Performed at the Hope with thanks to Red Ladder Theatre. Gregory has been performing Diary of a Welshcake since 2006 in a production directed by Steve Marmion.
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