3 February 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest
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.
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NOTES FOR EDITOR
About Trestle Theatre Company
Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.
About Trestle Arts Base
Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is a 100-year-old chapel beautifully converted into a unique performing arts centre. It is home to Trestle, the first UK touring company to establish its own Lottery funded building. The venue offers performances, exhibitions, mask making, arts participation, youth theatre and hires for community and business meetings and events.
About Paines Plough
“Revered touring company Paines Plough” Time Out
Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. We commission and produce the best playwrights and tour their plays far and wide. Whether you’re in Liverpool or Lyme Regis, Scarborough or Southampton, a Paines Plough show is coming to a theatre near you soon.
“If new writing in this country is going to have any far-reaching significance, then it needs the touring company Paines Plough.” The Independent
Paines Plough was formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter in The Plough pub. Since then we’ve produced more than 100 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett. We’ve toured their plays to hundreds of places from Manchester to Moscow to Maidenhead.
Our current Programme 2013 sees us produce 15 Playwrights across 8 productions touring to 44 towns and cities around the UK.
‘That noble company Paines Plough, de facto national theatre of new writing.’ Telegraph