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Lossless

13th - 15th & 20th -22nd February - 20.00 Book

By Stephen Tomas

Directed by Stephen Cunningham and Derek Coe

‘Everyone is so kind. I can’t bear it. I could burn the room down with everyone in it.’
Write a letter to someone you’ve loved and lost. Now read it out to a room full of strangers.
Tender and chilling by turns, Lossless is a new two-part play about living with loss.
In ‘Ghost Vocal’ an elderly widow’s haunting stream-of-consciousness narrative written to her dead husband hints at unspoken resentments beneath the superficial ordinariness of their lives together. There’s only one problem: she’s forgotten her glasses and can’t read it.
Part Two, ‘End Sequence’, charts the effects of the loss of a young woman on her brother and his young daughter. In a detached but devastating address to his sister, the man attempts to make sense of a death he might have prevented.

Stephen Tomas’s previous plays Fugue and Hold Off the Earth have both been produced by OVO.

Praise for Fugue (October 2019):
‘Atmospheric, mesmeric and multi-layered. … As a study of grief in all its manifestations and how it can cause worlds to turn in unimaginable ways, it was first rate.’ (Herts Advertiser)
Audience feedback:
‘I was speechless. An astonishing piece of new writing.’
‘Overwhelmed! An utterly beautiful production.’
‘Every breath, syllable and footstep perfectly placed. Very moved.’

Tickets: £13.50/£11/£7.50

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