Fresh from a residency at the Lyric Hammersmith as part of their Emerging Artists Programme, Off the Middle present Matthew Seager‘s debut play IN OTHER WORDS, directed by Paul Brotherston and starring the author, in a limited season at The Hope Theatre in Islington, north London, from 28 February to 18 March 2017, with a press night on 2 March.
I’d always fancied myself as a bit of a Sinatra. And that song, at a moment like that. Well, it just doesn’t get much more perfect, does it?
They call it ‘the incident’ now. What happened, when they first met. He always said it was part of his romantic plan, but they both know that’s rubbish. Join Arthur and Jane, at the beginning, as they tell us their story.
This intimate, humorous, and deeply moving love story, explores the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and the incredible power that music has in helping us to remember the past, connect to the present, and hope for the future. Brought to life by two actors, we are led through fifty years of Arthur and Jane’s relationship, jumping in and out of memories and experiencing, for brief moments, a failing mind as it loses its grip on reality.
IN OTHER WORDS is directed and designed by Paul Brotherston and features Matthew Seager as Arthur and Celeste Dodwell as Jane. It has sound by Ida Aino and is produced by Stephanie Withers.
Off the Middle are an exciting new company currently presenting two original shows. IN OTHER WORDS was developed as part of the Lyric Hammersmith’s Emerging Artists Residency, and Lead Suspect was awarded the Farnham Maltings No Strings Attached grant. For IN OTHER WORDS, Off the Middle are also proud to be working in association with The Alzheimer’s Society and Playlist for Life, and under the mentorship of Hartshorn-Hook Productions. Lead Suspect will tour in autumn 2017.