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THERE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN AN INCIDENT
04 September 13 - 21 September 13

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THERE HAS POSSIBLY BEEN AN INCIDENT
. Photograph by Wesley Storey
by Chris Thorpe
When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise - what happens?

Directed by 2012 JMK award-winner Sam pritchard, the show premiered at Latitude Festival this July, followed by a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

Sometimes planes don’t land the way they’re supposed to.

The people of a country have had enough of their leaders, but those leaders have to be replaced with something. 

A person steps out of a crowd and, for a moment, becomes more than human. 

A man walks into the lobby of a building and brings death with him to prove his point.

Chris Thorpe is a Fringe First winner (2011). His new play tells a series of interlocking stories about the moments when life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise, and what happens after you choose.


'This play is tailor made for the Royal Exchange. Chris wrote it in the building and has developed it for The Studio. To see it come to life there is going to be hugely exciting.' Sam Pritchard

 

Have Your Say

Reviews from Edinburgh...
Reviews from Edinburgh...
Show


'There Has Possibly Been an Incident takes you on a journey that's brutal and packs a hefty emotional punch. It looks you straight in the eye and asks you to admit to yourself that perhaps, just perhaps, the moral high ground no longer exists.' The Stage

'The issues are beautifully entwined in Chris Thorpe's remarkable three-hander... and tell stories in precise and forensic language. There is a touch of the interrogation about Sam Pritchard's perfectly judged production... utterly compelling. It gnaws at our ideas of heroism and compromise, individual and collective action, and those small acts of choosing and not choosing that either pass unnoticed or send ripples around the world.' The Guardian

'From electrifying writing and performances to serious ethical confrontation in one hour. There Has Possibly Been An Incident is both profoundly satisfying and deeply unsettling at once.' Whatsonstage


'Chris Thorpe’s new poetry play is an oblique, unsettling work that feels like it’s come quietly out of nowhere to crawl almost to the heart of the current political theatre zeitgeist.' Timeout

 

 'Thorpe’s text seems to inhabit a world almost exactly the same as ours, but with a strange hint of utopianism.  The poetry and gorgeous images entangled in There Has Possibly Been An Incident also encourage us to think differently, to pull out important, impossible details and make them into something bigger.' A Younger Theatre

 



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What audiences think...
What audiences think...
Show

Cast
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Nigel BarrettGemma BrockisYusra Warsama
Written by Chris Thorpe
Director Sam Pritchard
Designer Signe Beckmann
Lighting by Jack Knowles
Sound by Sorcha Williams

EVENT INFORMATION
 
VENUE
The Studio

DATES & TIMES
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BOOK TICKETS
Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online

TICKET PRICES
Adults £12 / Concessions £10

AGE GUIDANCE
Suitable for ages 14+

AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Thursday 12 September, after 7.30pm performance