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Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest

 A Paines Plough & Birmingham Repertory Theatre production

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Thursday 6 March, 7.30pm

Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ

Join us at Trestle Arts Base on Thursday 6 March, 7.30pm for Kate Tempest’s incendiary new play. Following her smash-hit début Wasted that was performed here in 2012, Hopelessly Devoted combines lyrical fireworks with exhilarating live music.

“STARTLINGLY BEAUTIFUL” ★★★★ The Times

A parent knows devotion. A football fan, an athlete, a scientist, a priest. They feel it. No matter how hopeless it seems.

Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell mate, Serena, becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation. Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. She finds a powerful voice in Chess. But to harness her talent, Chess must first face her past.

“OUTSTANDING” ★★★★★ The Public Reviews

Tempest has been described as “one of the most exciting young writers working in Britain today.” (The Huffington Post). Earlier in 2013, 26-year old Kate became the first person under 40 to win the Ted Hughes Award for innovation in poetry, winning the accolade for her work Brand New Ancients – an hour story set to an orchestral backing.

The show contains some strong language and so may not be suitable for under 14s. Running Time: approx 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tickets are £12 / £10 / ‘Bring Your Friends’ £40 (4 Tickets) and you can book them by calling the Box Office on 01727 850950 or online at www.allaboutstalbans.com. Discounts available for large parties, Schools and Colleges please call 01727 850 950 for details.