Directors’ Cuts: Poison Unearthing wounds once silenced

Directors’ Cuts: Poison

Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Tue 14 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre
  • Evenings

    Tues 14th, Wed 15th, Thurs 16th and Fri 17th May 7:30pm

  • Matinee

    Sat 18th May 2:30pm

  • Ticket prices


    Season Ticket: £40*
    *book at the same time for all four shows and save £8

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Unearthing wounds once silenced

Directed by Sara Aniqah Malik
Designed by Oscar Selfridge

English translation by Rina Vergano

Tue 14 – Sat 18 May

A man and a woman
Who’ve lost a child
Who first lost a child
And then…each other

A couple torn apart by their son’s death meet at his graveyard. The cemetery is closing; the body must be moved.

Unearthing wounds once silenced, their meeting becomes an exercise in manipulation, a grapple of the past, and a fight for domination.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Image Credit: Craig Fuller


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its thirteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the third time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor