A Mercury Original
Rory and Gemma break in to the Mersea Island RNLI station on Halloween in 1987. He wants to run away to London. She wants him to notice that’s she’s not drinking. Over the course of the next thirty-four years the consequences of that night will tear their lives apart.
This haunting new play explores themes of belonging, family ties and forgiveness.
Kenny Emson is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He is a past winner of the Mercury Theatre playwriting prize, the Adopt a Playwright Award, the Adrienne Benham Award and the Clare McIntyre Bursary at the Royal Court Theatre, and has been shortlisted for both the Bruntwood and Pearson Prizes. His plays have been performed by the Bush Theatre, Nabokov, Eastern Angles and High Tide Theatre companies as well as at Festivals in the UK, New York and Cape Town. In TV/online, he was BAFTA-nominated for The Last Hours of Laura K, has participated in the BBC Writers’ Academy and Bush/Kudos schemes, and been a Red Planet Prize finalist.
Made possible with the support of SELEP Ltd as part of Catalyst For Culture.
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By Road:The closest car park to the Mercury Theatre is St Mary's Car Park. Discount parking vouchers can be bought in advance from the Mercury Theatre. Find out more information about parking offers on their website.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester station is 1 mile away.