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Apologia & Dead Boy Café come to The Questors Theatre in May

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The Questors Theatre has revealed two new productions heading to the venue this month (May).

The award-winning Dead Boy Café and the critically acclaimed play Apologia will run at the London venue in Ealing.

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Directed by John Davey, the world premiere of Grant Corr’s Dead Boy Café runs 17 – 21 May 2022.

Janet and Ruby run a greasy chippie on the edge of town. Ruby is blind, yet knows the cafe better than anyone. Janet hasn’t stepped outside the door in 15 years and is grappling with her sanity. The two women are locked in a love-hate relationship, but bound together by the person they both loved the most.

One desperately stormy night a strange young man arrives at the café, drenched to the bone. Just who is he, and what will his presence mean for Janet? Is she really seeing him for who he is? And can the blind Ruby see more than them all?

A gripping, complex and darkly comic new play exploring secrets, grief and the ghosts that follow us, from emerging playwright Grant Corr.

John Davey said: “Dead Boy Cafe stood out from an excellent shortlist as having powerful dramatic qualities and a distinctive individual playwright’s voice. It creates a strong atmosphere and brings together a small group of clearly-drawn characters; their interaction sets the play on course for the creation of a tense drama which builds skilfully. It’s a play to which I felt immediately drawn and which demanded to be staged. It’s also been a great pleasure to work with Grant, who has been present in several rehearsals, always informative and supportive.”

Meanwhile Meneka Das directs Apologia by Alexi Kaye Campbell running 18 – 21 May.

This captivating production invites us into the home of Kristin, a revered art historian and impassioned political activist of the 1960s. But in her effort to bring about a more humane society, she neglected the two individuals who most needed her love. Now, on the day of her birthday, she is finally reunited with her two sons. And they want answers…

‘Eviscerating and funny’ – The Times on Apologia at Trafalgar Studios

Meneka Das said: “This is a play about family, failures and forgiveness. And it is these universal themes that give this play its timelessness, and why it will continue to connect with audiences… which is a testament to the writing.”

For more information and tickets, visit questors.org.uk


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