Hard-hitting play comes to the Pit

The Myth of Escape
The Myth of Escape

A PROVOCATIVE and revolutionary new play comes to Buxton tomorrow (Friday) as part of its UK premier tour.

The Myth of Escape is a timely, dark comedy that asks the question… are any of us truly free?

The Myth of Escape

The Myth of Escape

Co-producers Happystorm Theatre and Breathe Out Theatre have been making waves with Rob Johnston’s political drama, directed by John Garfield-Roberts, which has received critical acclaim.

When Billy finds himself in a prison cell next to Alex neither are sure what they have done wrong.

Perhaps nothing. It doesn’t seem to matter. Someone wanted them imprisoned and so they have been.

With everything in place for the men to be enemies, Alex’s grief and Billy’s rebellion stir up unexpected moments of comic absurdity and friendship, much to the frustration of The Powers That Be.

The Myth of Escape will be performed at the Paupers Pit theatre, The Old Hall Hotel, Water Street, Buxton, on Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £8 (£7), are available at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk or by calling 0845 127 2190.

The production is suitable for people aged 15 and over.

Funding for the performances has been provided by Arts Council England and the Big Lottery Fund.