Musical star Natasha J Barnes, who famously took over to rave reviews from Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl in the West End, now makes her fringe play debut in two-hander thriller Tryst, which had its first preview last night (12 October), ahead of its opening next Tuesday 17 October 2017. Sneak a peek at first-look production photos here – more to come! Tryst runs until 5 November only at the 90-seat Tabard Theatre in Chiswick. Get booking!
Based on a true story, this tense, passion-fuelled drama tells of serial fraudster, George Love, who encounters a naïve and vulnerable shop-girl, Adelaide Pinchin. Seduced by his charm and elaborate stories of a life she’s never known, Adelaide agrees to run away with him in a secret tryst. What ensues shocks them both as their plans begin to unravel in frightening and unpredictable ways. The story begins as a romantic drama but soon evolves into a riveting thriller with a startling climax.
Tryst premiered in the West End in 1997 starring Paul Nicholas and Susan Penhaligon. It opened on Broadway in 2006. At the Tabard Theatre, Natasha J Barnes stars alongside Fred Perry. The revival is directed by Phoebe Barran and designed by Max Dorey, with lighting by Matt Drury and sound by Dave McSeveny. It’s the first show at the Tabard Theatre since the venue has been taken over by new management and given a full refurbishment.