The rehearsal room for new play Starved looks far too luxurious for the setting of a new dark comedy set in a squat in Hull… but needs must. Take a look at performers Michael Black & Alana Connaughton in action, then book your tickets!
The drama about a couple on the run, which is also written by Black, runs at the Bread and Roses Theatre from 30 April to 11 May 2019.
Lad and Lass are on the run. They’re Norther, working class and in a toxic relationship. Despite having negative effects on each others’ mental health, they’re determined to stay together. They’re squatting in an unused bedsit on one of Hull’s roughest estates, living a hand to mouth existence and surviving on a diet of roll ups, vodka and cuppa soups. As the walls start to cave in around them, this unhinged couple must make some tough decisions and face up to what they have done.
Starved is a gritty, fast-paced, character-driven dark comedy, examining the extremes people are willing to go to when desperate. It is Black’s third play. His previous productions, Pride and In the Wake Of were staged as part of the Camden and Clapham Fringe Festivals in 2018.
Black recently starred in Sunrise for the Blind at Tristan Bates Theatre, alongside his Starved co-star Connaughton, and directed Killing Nana at the Hen and Chickens Theatre. Matt Strachan, who previously directed Black’s In the Wake Of, reunites with the writer to direct Starved.
Starved is part of an eclectic spring at the Bread and Roses Theatre, that includes a revival of August Strindberg‘s The Weak Ones and new plays As We Unravel and Glass Half Full Theatre’s comedy about a sister trying to reconnect with her brother, Taking Liberties.
Starved runs at the Bread and Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor St, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ from 30 April to 11 May 2019. with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!