Memories – we remember the past in a way that best serves our present needs. “There are things I remember which may never have happened but as I recall them so they take place” comments one character. A husband and his wife`s girl friend from the past compete for possession of the wife`s affections and her memories. She resolutely remains contained, in control, not to be `possessed` by either. But did the friend ever exist? Are friend and wife different aspects of the same person? If not, what was their true relationship? This dangerous, elegant, witty play is Pinter brilliantly at his most compelling: the dialogue crackles with scalpel like precision. An intriguing encounter; three people in a remote cottage, redolent with sensuality.
After a show stopping summer performance last year with ‘Into the Woods’, the Spa Theatre Company return with the stage production of ‘High School Musical’. The enthusiasm and talent already on show at the company is easily confirming that this year’s show will be a smash hit with an audience of all ages.
The Physicists is a witty, mysterious, black comedy, last performed at the Donmar Warehouse in 2012. From curtain up, the audience is thrust amidst a brutal murder investigation and then led on an astounding journey through the strange happenings at the private sanatorium, in a battle to discover the truth… Who is truly sane?
The play takes place in the 1950s, at the height of the Cold War, in Les Cerisiers, an asylum for the mentally disturbed. Our story unfolds in the private drawing room which confines three physicists. One believes he is Isaac Newton, another believes he is Einstein and the third professes to be himself, but claims to receive frequent visits from King Solomon, who discloses the key ingredients of how to restore the world to its original state of goodness and perfection. From the outset, Doctor Zahnd appears calm and collected, but we soon discover this character knows more than she originally lets on and, before they know it, the physicists find they have dug themselves a hole out of which they cannot easily escape. The story unravels with a dark, malevolent secret, which later unveils the devastating consequences, should scientific evolution fall into the wrong hands.