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Top Storey

30 July 1987 – 8 August 1990

8 August – 21 December 1996

‘It is always exhilarating to see a good company making an artistic breakthrough…the most refreshing thing about Top Storey is the way it shows that mime can be innovative and still have a wide appeal’
The Guardian

‘Even if they had spoken, they couldn’t have expressed anything more…they revealed a real world within the language of silence’
Kathimerini (Greece)

Old Croft is revealed, nervously fingering the brown paper. He hurriedly moves over to pick up his army jacket and sits down nursing the bad memories it had brought back.

Top Storey is one of Trestle’s most successful full-mask shows; An Old man’s peaceful retirement is shattered by the return of his brother to the family home after 40 years, sparking off boyhood memories and the buried emotions of a tragic secret they once shared.

With almost 3 years of an undisturbed national and international tour between 1987 and 1990, and a sell-out return tour 6 years later, Top Storey is one of Trestle’s most memorable and most loved shows.

Directed by: John Wright and Sally Cook (original tour)/Toby Wilsher (1996 revival)
Devised by: Toby Wilsher, Joff Chafer, Thomasina Carlyle, John Wright, Sally Cook
Masks made by: Toby Wilsher, Joff Chafer, Thomasina Carlyle, John Wright, Sally Cook (original tour)/Rebecca Jezzard (1996 revival)
Set Design: Mark Wilsher

For more information on Cast and Creative Team, please click here
For more information on tour dates and venues betwee
n 1987-1990, please click here
For more information on tour dates and venues in 1996, please click here
For a copy of the original programme, please click here